We believe that all our children have the right to attend school and that a high level of school attendance makes a significant difference to how well the children achieve. We have a clear attendance policy which you will find in our policy section.
Our whole school target for the school year is at least 96%.
Together we can achieve it!
IS YOUR CHILD SICK OR ABSENT?
Call the school office by 9:30am on:
For more info on how long to keep your child off school when they are poorly please visit the
NHS Website or NHS Website – Your Child at School
For more serious medical/health related information schools should refer to
Public Health England (formally known as Health Protection Agency).
Being punctual at school every day is also vital. Please help us to help your child by getting them to school on time. The school opens between 8:40 a.m and 8:50 a.m and the children need to be in school in this time frame.
Being late to school can have a considerable impact over the whole school year. The table below shows you just how much time can be missed over a year just by being 5 minutes late to school every day:
|5 minutes late every day = 3 days of school lost a year
|10 minutes late every day = 6.5 days of school lost a year
|15 minutes late every day = 10 days of school lost a year
|20 minutes late every day = 13 days of school lost a year
|30 minutes late every day = 19 days of school lost a year
We look forward to seeing you in school, on time every day!
Changes to government legislation from 1st September 2013
From 1st September 2013, a change to Government legislation means that schools are no longer allowed to authorise requests for children to be taken out of school for a holiday during term time.
Requests for leave can only be granted by schools if there are ‘exceptional circumstances’, and holidays are not considered ‘exceptional’. Requests for leave must also be made to the school in advance, as the Department for Education has told schools that they cannot authorise any absences after they have been taken.
Request for Exceptional Leave
Should you wish to apply for Exceptional leave then please complete a form and hand it into the school office.