General Information


It is important to notify the school on the first day of your child’s absence giving the reason for that absence. You can do this in two ways – either ring in early and leave a message on the answer machine. This message isalwaysreceived and entered into a book. We will not return that call and it is not necessary for you to phone to see if we received the call. Or you can ring the office as soon as you can, preferably before 10.00 a.m.

When your child returns to school, please confirm the absence with a letter.

It is important to keep the school informed of any absence. If your child is away for several days, ring in regularly to keep us updated. Any absence not registered will be unauthorised after all endeavours have been made to establish a reason for the absence.


Regular school attendance is very important to ensure your child’s overall success and enjoyment at school.  The school day at Roselands starts at 8.45 a.m. with the Register closing at 8.50 a.m.  This means that children need to be in their class ready to start their learning.

The main school gates at Roselands will be locked at 8.45 a.m.  This means that children will need to be brought into school via the Woodgate Road entrance and walked down to the school office.

Punctuality also plays an important part as children arriving late to school often miss out on the most important information of the day.  It also causes disruption to other pupils’ learning when children arrive part way through a lesson.

If your child is absent from school for whatever reason, please telephone the relevant school office daily.  Please send in a letter confirming their absence when they return to school.

If you have any concerns about your child’s attendance, please contact the Attendance Officer.

Thank you for your continued support.

Breakfast & After School Clubs

Roselands does not run any Breakfast or After School clubs itself. The Bridgemere Centre is no longer open and we are signposting parents to local child minder services in the area. We are working with alternative providers to look at other options for before and after school childcare.

Holidays in Term Time

At Roselands we are committed to working with parents to help every child reach their full potential through regular school attendance. Any absence from school is a disruption to children’s learning. Children who miss out on teaching whilst on holiday find themselves unprepared for the sessions that build on this teaching.

Schools are expected by the Department for Education to only consider authorising a holiday in term time for ‘exceptional circumstances’. If you consider that your request for a holiday in term time is for exceptional circumstances, please request a form from the school office. You will be notified of the head teacher’s decision following the request. If it is not deemed to be exceptional circumstances, the holiday will be unauthorised. In the case of an unauthorised absence of 5 days or more, the Education Support, Behaviour and Attendance Service (ESBAS) will be notified and a Penalty Notice will be issued. Please note that Penalty Notices are issued to each parent for each child taken out of school. A Penalty Notice is a fine of £60 which increases if not paid within the first 21 days.

Thank you for your support in helping the children to achieve their best.


When your child is unwell, please keep them at home. It is not fair to send children to school unwell. Germs and bugs spread rapidly in classrooms and children cannot concentrate on their work if they are ill.

Children who are sick, particularly in the night, should be off for a minimum of 48 hours to ensure the germ has passed. If your child needs to finish a course of medication once back at school, you must fill in the relevant form before we will administer it. This is obtained from the school office, or you can download and print one here. All medicines should be brought to and collected from school by an adult. We will contact you if we think your child is ill so that you can come and collect them. Please ensure all contact details are up to date with the office.

Infant Free School Meals

Your child gets free school meals if they’re in:

  • reception class
  • year 1
  • year 2

If you get any of the benefits listed below, your child’s school will get more funding. Apply online now if you’re entitled to make sure your child gets free school meals as they move to Year 3.

Parent Information Contact

A PIC is someone who is equipped to provide information, support and advice for parents and carers about local services, parenting issues and more.

At Roselands our Parent Information Contact is: Mrs Christine Rogers (Higher Level Teaching Assistant).

If you wish to speak with her, she will be around the school office on:

  • Mondays 8:45 to 9:00am
  • Thursdays 2:30 to 2:45pm

or please feel free to make an appointment for another time if these times are not convenient.

Click here to download the PIC flier.

A useful East Sussex Family Information Service is Parent Link. You can email them for links and downloads:


Prams/buggies should not be brought into the school building. No scooters, bikes, tricycles should be ridden anywhere on the school site. The Bridgmere Centre is no longer open and we are signposting parents to local child minder services in the area.  We are working with alternative providers to look at other options for before and after school childcare.