Attendance and Punctuality
The School Day
Our school day begins at 8.55 am and ends at 3 pm.
Importance of Attendance
For children to progress it is vital that they attend school on time, every day. Children who frequently miss school often fall behind and there is a strong connection between attendance and achievement at school. Absence is proven to have a significantly negative impact upon a child’s educational attainment and future opportunities in life. Parents have a legal responsibility to make sure that children are in school, on time every day.
The school appreciates that children are unwell from time to time and that there can be exceptional circumstances for absences but asks that parents think carefully about keeping their child/ren out of school. We expect parents to let us know if their child is absent for any reason and must telephone the school office on 01928 711921 before 9.30 am on the first day of absence. If we do not receive that call we will attempt to call ALL other contacts on the system. The school has a legal duty to publish information on the level of authorised and unauthorised absence and to work alongside Educational Welfare Officers to address absence issues. The school will not authorise absences for holidays during term time.
The school's Attendance Target is 96% . At Celebration Assembly each Friday morning the class attendance and punctuality winners are announced and rewards are given to classes with good, regular attendance.