Good attendance is vital if your child is to achieve and make good progress. Term time holidays are not authorised and could result in fines being issued.
If your child is unable to attend school please inform us as soon as possible either by telephone or e-mail ([email protected]) leaving your child’s full details i.e. full name, class and reason for absence. In order to ensure the safety and well-being of your child, we will contact you if we have not received notification from you.
The school have the right whether or not to authorise an absence. Any persistent absences with no reason given will be referred to our School Attendance Team as will any child whose attendance falls below 90%.
We monitor attendance daily and send attendance reports home with children each half term.
Good attendance is encouraged and rewarded. Classes meeting our weekly target receive a reward and pupils with 100% attendance each half term are entered into a prize draw. At the end of the year, pupils with good attendance receive certificates and pupils with excellent attendance are awarded a book token and go into a prize draw for a Kindle.
Being late for school makes it hard for your child to learn. If they are 30 minutes late each day it means they are missing a half day of school every week. If your child is late by 10 minutes a day he or she will miss the equivalent of one week’s learning in a year.
If your child arrives in school after 9.30 am – they will be marked as absent for the whole morning; this affects their percentage attendance drastically.