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Attendance

Regular attendance and punctuality are important to allow children to achieve their full potential during their time at school. The DfE recommends that each child’s attendance should be above 96%.

We aim to build long term and trusting relationships with our parents. We do understand that children get ill and sometimes have to be away from school. However we ask that parents aim to bring their children to school as much as possible to enable the child to reach their full potential.

Things we ask you to do:

 
  • Ensure your child arrives at school between 8.35am and 8.45am. The gates will be locked at 8.50am. After this time your child will be signed in as being late
  • If your child is late, take them to the office and sign the late book
  • Telephone the school and leave a message if your child is going to be away for any reason
  • Arrange holidays out of term time
  • As per DfE guidelines, we do not authorise holidays during term-time
  • If there are exceptional circumstances for the need of leave of absence, please put in writing to the Headteacher
Things we will do:
  • Take the register twice a day
  • Call you on the first day of the child's absence, if you have not already made contact with the school.
  • Send a letter if your child repeatedly arrives late
  • Monitor the registers with members from the local authority.
  • Send letters to alert parents when their child’s attendance falls below 90% for whatever reason
  • Monitor closely, children whose attendance is below 90%
  • Send a letter warning parents of possible involvement of EWO if there is no improvement in attendance
  • Invite you in to discuss continued poor attendance with the head teacher
  • Make a referral to EWO. Following this, a fixed penalty fine may be issued by the Attendance and Behaviour Service

    It is school policy to inform parents when the attendance of their child falls below 90%, regardless of the reasons for absences.