As a school, we encourage full attendance to ensure our pupils take full advantage of school and gain the appropriate skills that equip them for life. Children are expected to attend school for the full 190 days of the academic year in order to receive their educational entitlement. Children with poor attendance tend to achieve less well than their peers.
Children are expected in the playground for 8.50am when a member of staff, usually the headteacher, will open the door at the playground entrance so that children can enter the building. This gives them plenty of time to sort their belongings and be ready for the register. The register is taken at the start of every morning (9am) and afternoon (1pm) session. A child arriving after the register has been taken will be recorded as late.
It is important to ring the school as soon as possible each day to report an absence with an explanation and where possible an indication as to when the child is expected to return.
If the school has not been informed of any absence by 9.10am, the administration staff will try to contact the family, keeping a record of steps taken.
Leave of Absence
Parents and carers requesting leave of absence for anything other than medical reasons must make a request in writing in advance. Leave of absence for holidays can no longer be authorised due to changes in government legislation. All leave of absence is at the Headteacher’s discretion and will be granted only for exceptional circumstances. When leave of absence is unauthorised, it may be necessary to impose a fine.
For more information see the Attendance Policy on our website.
The average attendance rate is consistently above 94% - an achievement of which we are very proud.