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Parents & Carers

The Livity School Day

Here you can find information about various school policies and how the school day is laid out.  You can also see how the school is performing on the DfE School performance tables website

Please find the school times below: 

  Time of Arrival Time of Departure
Buses 9.00am 3.00pm
Taxis 9.05am 3.05pm
Parents 9.15am 3.15pm



Special Education Needs

All pupils are referred to the school through the Lambeth Special Educational Needs Panel. This includes pupils from outside Lambeth. 

It is expected that the school will receive written information about a child and have the opportunity to interview the child with his/her parents/carers. 

If the school can meet the needs of the child, an admissions pack is sent to the family to complete and return ahead of the child's 'setting in day'. 

The school will notify the referring authority of the school’s decision to admit or indicate that it does not feel that it can meet the pupil’s needs. 

If the school decides to admit the child, the Local Authority will be notified of the admission date. On admission the basis of the placement will be clearly stated eg full time, part-time or assessment placement. 

Children who are offered a place at The Livity School will be asked to come into school on the agreed morning at a set time with their parents/carers. An  opportunity will be provided to meet the class teacher, other staff and to ensure the school has all vital information to hand. Parents/carers are invited to stay as long as they wish for the morning in order to help induct their child. 

Children who need more time to be inducted into the school will have an individual programme organised for them by the parents/carers and school. 

In Early Years classes, part-time placements are considered and agreed if it is in the best interest of the child. 

Parents who wish to apply for travel support, should do as soon as they have their placement confirmed. The application can be found on the Lambeth Local Offer

Children Absent From School

The Livity School expects all children to attend school regularly. Regular attendance at school will ensure that each pupil receives his/her entitlement to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum. Parents are asked to give their child the best chance of a successful life by making sure as little school as possible is missed.  

Please follow the guidance below if for whatever reason your child is unable to attend school.

Please scroll down the bottom of the page to download a copy of our latest policy.


If your child is unwell please ring the School Office before 8.00am stating the reason for their absence and explaining precisely what is wrong and any concerns. Always ring in on the first day of absence. 


Please let the School Office know either by letter or telephone, if your child has an appointment booked for the GP, hospital or clinic giving at least 24 hours notice.


The school’s Governing Body supports the school’s attempts to keep pupil attendance as high as possible and does not encourage children to miss any school during term time for a holiday. Therefore the Headteacher cannot formally agree to any parent/carer request excusing their child from school for the purpose of taking a holiday during term time. 

Health Reviews 

Health Reviews are held regularly with the School Doctor, School Nurse and with other professionals in attendance. In addition, Annual Health Reviews are arranged with the school, doctor, nurse and therapists for each child. 

Parents can contact the school nurse if they have any concerns.

Children With Disabilities Team

Once a month a Social Worker from the Children With Disabilities Team holds a drop in session for parents to discuss any ideas they may have and request any relevant information that is available.

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