Attendance – Every Day Matters
Regular attendance at school promotes pupils’ well-being and gives them the best chance of learning and reaching their potential. Parents are required to ensure that children of compulsory school age receive full-time education. This is a requirement of the Education Act 1944. Pupils should attend school every day the school is open unless the reason for the absence is unavoidable.
If your child attends nursery it is important you bring them on time and every day. This helps them form good attendance habits once they start school. Every session counts!
You are requested not to take your child on holiday during school time as it prevents them accessing the school curriculum. If you want to take your child out of school in exceptional circumstances then you must gain permission from school before you go. You need an application form from the school office.
Our Attendance Officer is Miss Wayman.
Every Day Matters!
Nursery sessions are 9.00 – 12.00
The school day for Reception (F2) and Key stage 1 is 8.40 – 3.10
The school day for Key Stage 2 is 8.45 – 3.15
Regular attendance = Increased attainment
Research shows a direct link between high attendance and doing well at school.
90% attendance = 19 days absent
85% attendance = 29 days absent = half a term!
80% attendance = 38 days absent
75% attendance = 47 days absent
Children with over 90% attendance at school are more likely to gain five or more A to C grade GCSEs or equivalent qualifications.
Did you know?
- Arriving 5 minutes late every day adds up to over 3 days lost each school year.
- Arriving 15 minutes late every day is the same as being absent for 2 weeks each school year.
- Arriving 30 minutes late every day is the same as being absent for 19 days each school year
If you have difficulties getting your child to school please come and speak with our Attendance Officer, Miss Wayman, who can help you.