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Attendance

3 May 2017 (by admin)

All parents / carers are reminded of the need for all children to attend school every day unless there is an unavoidable reason for absence.

There is, quite rightly, great pressure on all schools to maintain good punctuality and attendance in order to improve educational outcomes for pupils.

At our school we generally have supportive parents / carers who help us to maintain our good level of attendance (96.58% so far this academic year – our target is 97.0%)

We would at the start of this new term remind all parents / carers of the need for all children to attend school every day unless there is an unavoidable reason for absence. If your child has to be absent for whatever reason, parents / carers must contact the school as soon as possible on the first morning of their absence.

Regular and punctual attendance at school is both a legal requirement and essential for pupils to maximise their educational opportunities. In recognition of this, the law makes it an offence for a parent or carer to fail to secure the regular attendance of their child at a school at which the child is a registered pupil, without good reason or the agreement of the school.
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Where a pupil's attendance falls below 90% we will write to parents / carers and share our concerns regarding the effect that this absence is having on their child’s education.

We would also remind parents again that the school cannot authorise any absence for family holidays during term time. Any holidays which are taken during time term without authorisation will be recorded as unauthorised absence and may be subject to a penalty notice. Full details regarding the procedures for the issuing of penalty notices can be found on the Attendance page of our school web site