This year our Attendance target is 96%

Each child’s attendance will be monitored each half term.

 A child with attendance below 90% is persistently absent from school.  These children will be monitored closely, and strategies implemented to improve attendance.  Where no improvement is seen a Penalty Notice may be issued (please see below).

Late Arrival Registration begins at 8.50am - 9am, pupils arriving after this time will be marked as present but arriving late.  This will not be authorised and will count as an absence for that school session.

Authorised Leave The Headteacher will not authorise leave during term time.  Parents are strongly advised not to take their child out of school as this may result in a penalty warning notice being issued. 

Up to 5 school days leave in any one school year may be granted in exceptional circumstances at the discretion of the Headteacher.

Penalty Notices (Anti Social Behaviour Act 2003) Penalty Notices will be considered when:

  • A pupil is absent from school for the purpose of a holiday in term time and the absence has not been authorised by the school
  • A pupil has accumulated at least ten sessions of unauthorised absence and further unauthorised absence has occurred following a written warning to improve. 

We request that Parents will:

  • Instil the value of education and regular school attendance within the home environment
  • Contact the school if their child is absent to let them know the reason why and the expected date of return.
  • Try to avoid unnecessary absences. Wherever possible make appointments for the Doctors, Dentists, etc. outside of school hours.  If appointments are during school hours we request you provide confirmation of the appointment. 
  • Ask the school for help if their child is experiencing difficulties.
  • Inform the school of any change in circumstances that may impact their child’s attendance.
  • Encourage routine at home, for example, bedtimes, homework, and preparing school bags and uniforms the evening before.
  • Not keep their child off school to go shopping, to help at home, or to look after other members of the family.
  • Avoid taking their child on holiday during term time.

Celebrating Attendance 

Class achievement 

We celebrate every week each class's attendance, any class that achieves above 96% will receive 5 gems and an extra 10 minutes of playtime. 

Individual achievement

Also for each week, a child that achieves 100% attendance they will be entered into a draw for a half-termly prize.