Attendance

Attendance

Attendance is vital and essentially the key to gaining an excellent school education. Therefore good attendance and good punctuality is expected to be practised every day by all pupils. Our overall aim is to provide our children with an inspiring, fun and challenging educational experience in a safe and secure environment.

To continue to keep our attendance figures rising, incentives for good attendance and punctuality in both KS1 and KS2 are provided. This includes weekly awards assemblies and rewards, termly attendance certificates and celebrations.

The importance of attendance is a primary focus for Ofsted and the Government. Although it can be unavoidable when your child is unwell, please ensure you assess if your child is too unwell to attend school. If your child has a minor cough or cold, they are usually still able to attend. Please see the NHS link for further guidance.

Please notify the school in the morning if your child is absent. If your child is absent due to illness for 3 days or more, the school will require medical evidence.
If your child’s attendance falls below 96%, the school will write to you to make you aware of this. On occasions where your child’s attendance continues to fall, you will be invited for a meeting where you could be referred to the Education Welfare Officer. As a school, we would prefer to resolve concerns before it gets to this stage.

Holidays during term time will not be authorised and could result in a referral and/or a fine being issued. Please refer to our term dates before booking any holidays. Please alert the school attendance officer if there are extenuating circumstances as to why you need to take your child out of school during term time.