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Our School Attendance Target for 2019 - 2020 is 96%


Last year we finished on 95.70%




  • School attendance is compulsory for all children aged between 5 and 16 years

  • 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?


  • Personal illness

  • Medical appointments

  • Religious observance

  • Approved sporting activity


    Examples of Unauthorised Absence?


  • Time off for birthdays

  • Shopping trips

  • Days out

  • Holidays during term time

  • Persistent lateness after registers have closed

  • Family member’s illness

  • Accompanying a family member to an appointment


    School Attendance Matters


    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

  • It is your legal responsibility


    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 01924 303700.  Our Learning Mentor (Mrs Peaker) will be able to offer guidance and support.


    Our Text Messaging System is used to contact parents who do not advise school of their child's absence.  Please contact the School Office by phone if you receive a text message regarding your child's absence.

Autumn Term 100% Attenders


Attendance Policy

2016/2017 Final Impact Report