Attendance and Punctuality

School education lays the vital foundations of a child’s life. Research clearly demonstrates the link between regular attendance and educational progress and attainment and also success in all areas of life. Parents/carers and the school staff should work in partnership in making education a success and in ensuring that all children have full and equal access to all that the school has to offer.

Who to contact if you are worried about attendance

 If you have concerns about your child’s attendance, struggle to get your child to school or have questions about attendance, illness and holidays please contact Mrs Hoyle in the school office who is always willing to help. Please remember that our aim is to work with parents and support you, there are no silly questions and talking helps. Please click here to view our attendance policy and here for a quick guide about absence.

Prompt attendance makes a difference.

 

5 minutes late every day = 25 minutes a week= Reading/spelling lesson=150minutes in 6 weeks=2 and half hours per half term= Maths lesson & English lesson & Music lesson=5 hours a term= 1 days absence a term= 99.5% attendance.

 

Did You Know….?

For every day of school missed by a pupil it will reduce their attendance by 0.5%.

Days absence

Equal to absence %

Overall Attendance % by the end of the year.

1 Day

0.5%

99.5%

5 Days

2.5%

97.5%

10 Days

5%

95%

20 Days

10%

90%

Any % under 90% is regarded as a persistent absence and will be monitored by our attendance officer and could result in action being taken.

Help us to reward your children for their attendance and make sure they attend regularly.

Illness

We know that illness is unavoidable and to be expected. However it is very important to inform the school on each day of absence either by phone (01274 583900) or in person at the school office.

Dental or medical appointments- We ask parents to book these outside of school hours where possible or as close to the end of the school day as possible.

 Holidays in term time

Holiday’s in term time are not authorised and could result in a fine of £60 per pupil per parent.