Attendance - Sickness and Appointments

Attendance - Sickness and Appointments

Our school firmly believes that good attendance is very closely linked to good attainment, good behaviour and settled, happy children.

The national average attendance level is 96%. Last academic year (2016/17) our school attendance level was 94.6%.

All children are encouraged to attend school regularly and punctually, unless, obviously, they are ill. A weekly percentage of attendance is read out during assembly, and a shield and certificate awarded to the class with the highest attendance. 

 Certificates will be awarded half termly to those children with full attendance and other celebrations held. At the end of term and end of year, prizes are awarded to those who have 100% attendance and most improved attendance.  Records of all unauthorised absences are kept in line with LA guidance

 ‘An unauthorised absence means an occasion on which a pupil is recorded as absent without authority pursuant to the pupils’ (i.e. pupils who are absent without their parents’ permission)
Registrations Regulations 1956

Appointments

Please let us know if your child has a hospital/dental appointment during the school day by showing the appointment card to reception or by making the teacher aware.

Illness

If your child is too ill to come to school either telephone school before 9.30am or text the school on: 07937986275 stating your child’s name and the reason for absence.  

Please do not send sick children to school, particularly in cases of sickness or diarrhoea when a child may not return to school for at least 24 hours.   

If a child becomes ill during the school day, we will telephone parents and ask that they take their child home. 

 Parent Contact Details 

It is important that we have the correct home and emergency numbers for every child. Please ensure these are updated whenever necessary.