Attendance

Regular and punctual school attendance is crucial in ensuring every child can meet their full potential. We will consistently work towards a goal of 100% attendance for the majority of children.

There is a strong statistical link between good school attendance and achieving good results for children. Children who frequently miss school may fall behind in their work which may affect their future prospects.

Good school attendance also shows future employers that a young person is reliable, more likely to achieve well and play a positive role in their community.

 

Notifying the School of Absence

Parents should notify the school as early as possible on the first day of absence.

To notify the school of an absence please contact the Attendance Officer on the absence line 01582 316334. Please provide a justifiable reason for the absence and the expected return to school date.

Please arrange routine dental and doctor’s appointments outside of school hours or during school holidays.

 

Punctuality

School starts at 8.40am and we expect all children to be here on time. We are preparing them for adult life where punctuality is the expectation. Children who arrive late are given a warning on the first occasion, a lunchtime detention on the second occasion and an after school detention on the third and subsequent occasion. Parents/carers will receive a text message to inform you that your daughter was late for school and a stamp will also be visible in your daughter's planner.

 

Holidays in term time 

Please do not take holidays during the school term as this adversely affects your child’s academic achievement.

The Education (Pupil Registration) Regulations 2006 have been amended and came into force from 1st September 2013. Head Teachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Penalty Notices for non-attendance are currently £60 or £120 if you do not pay within 28 days. Unpaid Penalty Notices, will result in prosecution in the magistrate’s court.