Attendance Polices and Letters
The 'Leave of Absence Request Form' can be found on the link below, all leave from school must be applied for in advance of this taking place. . When you need one, print it out, fill it in and then pop it along to the office or place in an envelope with your child's name on it and they can place it in their class blue tray.
Did you know that if a child misses 5 days every term, for every year they are supposed to be at school, this adds up to an entire year of lost schooling?
Please do not let our children waste their potential. If your child is not in school then we cannot teach them!
We expect all pupils to attend school, punctually and in good health, every day. Children who attend regularly benefit in the short and long term. They stay on top of their education and learn how to get on with people better.
Research shows that there is a direct link between school attendance and attainment and progress. Poor attendance and missing lessons has a direct negative impact upon a child’s success in learning. Missing out on lessons leaves children vulnerable to falling behind. Children with poor attendance tend to achieve less in both primary and secondary school.
Parents and carers have a legal duty to ensure that their children of compulsory school age receive a suitable full-time education. It is vital that they ensure their child's regular and punctual attendance at school. If a child is registered at a school then they must attend on a regular basis. The current school target for attendance is 96% You will be breaking the law if you do not ensure your child attends school regularly if there are no good reasons for missing school.
Every Day Counts...
Punctuality is equally important as a child who is late is also missing out on learning opportunities and lost learning. Our school day commences at 8:55am every morning and lessons begin.
Being punctual is also a good discipline as it supports organisation and good timekeeping both of which are vital skills for the future. Children who arrive late for a lesson not only misses learning but also causes disruption for the other children in the class.
Being 5 minutes late each day is the same as missing 3 whole days of school.
Being 15 minutes late each day is the same as missing two whole weeks at school.
We start our learning promptly at 8.55am — being 15 minutes late each day means missing two whole solid weeks of learning.