All children deserve the right to a good quality education and regular school attendance is fundamental to that. We ensure that all pupils achieve maximum possible attendance and that any issues, which may impede full attendance, are acted upon as quickly as possible. Our main gate and doors are open at 8:45am and our electronic registers will close at 9:00am. Any child arriving after that will be marked as late. If your child arrives after 9:15am, they will receive an unauthorised absence mark.
If your child is ill, please keep them at home until they are well enough to return to school. Please notify us by phone call or email before 9:15am if your child is to be absent, and continue to inform us on a daily basis if they continue to be ill. We operate a 'first day calling' system. This means that if a child is absent and we haven't been contacted by the parent, we will phone you as soon as the registers close.
We believe good attendance is when children attend at least 97% of the school year. This equates to attending at least 185 of the 190 days when school is open to pupils. This is only 5 days off for the full academic year. As a school, we will only authorise term time holidays in exceptional circumstances. We monitor attendance regularly. If your child’s attendance drops below 90%, under Government guidelines, this means that they are classed as a ‘persistent absentee’ and we will write to you to invite you to discuss the reasons for this.