Notification of Absence
Please ring the school office and inform a member of staff if your child is going to be absent on the first day and the days following. If office staff are not notified of reason for absence they will contact you by telephone, text or email if they have no response then it will be recorded as a UA (unauthorised absence).
The government require that absences are recorded and poor attendance notified to the school’s designated attendance officer (Mrs Lake) .
This year the school’s attendance target is 96.5% . Parents will receive termly letters to show their child’s attendance. Punctuality is also closely monitored by school, as regular lateness can have a very negative impact on a child’s progress.
|95-97% (Green Zone)||Expected Attendance|
|90-94% (Amber Zone)||Cause for concern – School monitoring of attendance|
|89% and below (Red Zone)||Significant cause for concern – referral to Education Welfare Officer|
Holidays in School Time
The 2013 amendments to the 2006 regulations make it clear that Head Teachers may not grant any leave of absence during term me unless there are exceptional circumstances. A request for leave of absence form must be completed and any supportive information provided in all cases. Further information can be found in the school’s Attendance Policy.
Any child arriving after 8:55am will be classed as late. An adult must go to the office in the upper school building and sign their child/ren in. This ensures the safety of the child and that a lunch is ordered for them. Younger children will then be taken into class by a member of our admin staff.