Attendance

Regular, punctual attendance is important if children are to achieve to the best of their ability.   The school day is 8.40am – 3.15pm. The gates are open at 8.40 allowing children to come in to school and organise themselves before the register is taken at 9am. All absences must be reported to the school by letter or telephone so that registers can be marked accordingly.  It is essential that your child arrives at school on time.  This develops good habits and, if your child is late, valuable learning time is lost and a poor start made to the day.  Lateness is noted in the attendance register.  Regular late attendance can seriously affect a child’s education and create bad habits.  If persistent lateness or attendance is not resolved through school, the Education Welfare Officer will become involved.

Authorised absence includes; illness, sickness or medical appointments or a religious observance. Holiday during term time is not allowed and all requests for ‘leave of absence’ for any reason must be done through the School Office. If you need to take your child out of school for an appointment, please inform your child’s class teacher or contact the School Office. Absence must, by law, be recorded and reported to parents/carers as part of each child’s annual school report.

Our target for attendance this year is 97%. This will be reported upon regularly through the newsletters.