Attendance at School

Regular attendance at school is essential to ensure uninterrupted progress and to enable children to extend their potential. The attendance pattern for all children is monitored weekly with the school seeking to work actively with parents to ensure a regular pattern is maintained. We expect all children on roll to attend every day, when the school is in session. We do all we can to encourage the children to attend, and to put in place appropriate procedures to support this. We believe that the most important factor in promoting good attendance is development of positive attitudes towards school and learning.

Poor attendance can seriously affect each child's:-

  • attainment in school
  • relationships with other children and their ability to form lasting friendships
  • confidence to attempt new work and work alongside others

The Government expects schools and local authorities to:

  • promote good attendance and reduce absence, including persistent absence;
  • ensure every pupil has access to full-time education to which they are entitled; and,
  • act early to address patterns of absence.

They expect parents to :

  • perform their legal duty by ensuring their children of compulsory school age who are registered at school attend regularly.
  • All pupils to be punctual to their lessons.

If attendance falls below 85%, a letter will be sent home to parents.