We actively manage attendance, strongly disapproving of parents taking their children on holiday in term time. Particularly as high attendance is reflected in achievement.
In 2017/18 our attendance rate was over 96%.
Any requests for holiday during term time will be forwarded for a fine if the child’s attendance is below 96% and it would result in the child missing ten or more consecutive sessions of school.
If at all possible, medical appointments should be made outside of school hours. If your child has to attend an appointment during school hours they should attend school for the majority of the day, only being absent for the duration of the appointment and travel time. They will need to be signed out at reception and sight of the appointment letter, preferably before the day, will be required.
Medicines can only be kept in school and administered if they are prescribed by a doctor. All medicines must be brought to the school office and a form completed and kept with the medicine.
Children are not allowed to have medicines in their possession without the consent of the Headteacher. The medicines should be handed to and collected from the class teacher, at the beginning and end of school, or to a member of office staff.
Prescribed inhalers for asthma should be kept on the child or handed to the class teacher. They should be named.
Children who attain 98% attendance in a term with no late sessions, will receive a letter praising them for their achievement. Further acknowledgement goes to those children who achieve 100% attendance in the year. Each week acknowledgement is given to the class with the highest attendance.
Should your child’s attendance rate fall below 94% the school would be concerned, if it fell below 90% the Headteacher would wish to discuss the matter with you.
Should your child not be able to attend school for whatever reason please advise the school office by 9.15 am.
Please click the following link to see how important high attendance is for your child.
Link to CAFOS attendance document
Each morning we like all the children to be in the main playground by 8.45 am (Reception children will make their way to their classroom when they arrive). At 8.45 am class teachers come on to the playground and raise their hands, which is the signal for the children to start forming their class line.
The Headteacher stays at the playground gate encouraging any stragglers to quickly join their line. At 8.50 am a final check up-and-down the road is made, and the gate closed. The Recreation Ground gate and front gate are then locked. Any children arriving after 8.50 am should make their way to Reception and enter school through the foyer. Parents will need to sign the ‘late book’ at this point.
We would like to stress the importance of children arriving on time as children arriving late will disturb the start of the class lesson.