- About Us
- Reception 2024
We pride ourselves on having a good and always improving attendance record.
We encourage regular attendance by:
We expect that you will:
The children should arrive at school ready for registration at 8.30am. School closes at 3pm.
Lunch times vary for the children depending on their class.
The school day complies with the Government white paper which requires children to spend 32.5 hours a week in school.
Breakfast Club starts at 8am.
After School Club runs 3.00pm to 6.00pm.
100% = Our target for every child
97%+ = Excellent
96% - 97% = Good
94% - 95% = BEGINNING TO CAUSE CONCERN
BELOW 93% = WORRYING AND LESS CHANCE OF SUCCESS
90% = PERSISTENT ABSENCE SERIOUS ATTENDANCE CONCERN
5 minutes late per day = 3 DAYS LOST
10 minutes late per day = 6 DAYS LOST
15 minutes late per day = 9 DAYS LOST
20 minutes late per day = 12 DAYS LOST
30 minutes late per day = 18 DAYS LOST EACH YEAR!
“Failure to attend school regularly can have a major impact on young people’s education, their future and their life chances.”
We have a comprehensive Attendance and Absence Policy; absences are strongly discouraged.
Penalty notices may be used as a deterrent to prevent a pattern of unauthorised absences developing.
It can be tricky deciding whether to keep your child off school when they are unwell. Most illnesses are very mild, like a minor headache or a slight cold. If you decide to keep your child at home, it’s important to phone the school before 9am to let them know why they will be absent. Parents need to call school every day, it is not acceptable to say that your child will be absent all week.
Wherever possible, all routine (non-emergency) medical and dental appointments should be made after school or in school holidays.
If your child does need to have an appointment during school hours, evidence of this appointment will need to be provided, such as doctors
letter, email or text. Failure to provide evidence may result in the absence not being authorised.
There are 13 weeks of school holidays per year. Taking holidays during term time still affects a child’s attendance.
Term time holiday + absence due to illness (or other reason) = Significant impact on your child’s attendance
You must get permission from the head teacher if you want to take your child out of school during term time.
You can only do this if:
* you make an application to the head teacher in advance (as a parent the child normally lives with)
* there are exceptional circumstances
It’s up to the head teacher how many days your child can be away from school if leave is granted.
We celebrate attendance every Friday in a special assembly where the classes with the best attendance are awarded a certificate. We hold half termly celebration breakfasts for the class that has had the highest attendance across the school.