Our School Attendance Target for 2017 - 2018 is 96%
Schools must keep registers showing authorised and unauthorised absences in accordance with Government regulations
Parents have a legal responsibility to ensure a child's education; Failure to do this can lead to legal action
Registers are checked regularly and absence queries followed up immediately by our Learning Mentors and EWO
Examples of Authorised Absence?
Approved sporting activity
Examples of Unauthorised Absence?
Time off for birthdays
Holidays during term time
Persistent lateness after registers have closed
Family member’s illness
Accompanying a family member to an appointment
Why is good attendance and punctuality important?
Regular attendance is vital if your child is to benefit fully from their education
Every absence means that vital lessons missed
It is easy to fall behind but difficult to make up lost time
It is good training for the future
How can parents support good attendance in school?
Establish a routine that allows your child to arrive at school, on time, every day
Always contact school immediately when your child is absent
Follow this up with a written explanation of the child’s absence when he/she returns to school
If you are experiencing difficulties getting your child to school on time or have questions/issues relating to poor attendance, please contact the school office on 01977 651291. Our Learning Mentors, Mrs Rose (Attendance Officer) and Mrs Wright will be able to offer guidance and support.
We will contact parents to ascertain the reasons for their child's absence. Please contact the School Office by phone to inform us of any absences, select option 1 and leave a message.