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House Points
  • Endeavour -
  • Courageous -
  • Audacious -
  • Dauntless -
Weekly Attendance
  • Foundation, Year 1 and Year 2
    • Caterpillars 94.07%
    • Butterflies 94.78%
    • Dragonflies 88.33%
    • Squirrels 88.67%
    • Hedgehogs 97.59%
  • Year 3/4
    • Beavers 94.78%
    • Otters 93.75%
    • Woodpeckers 88.7%
    • Kingfishers 95%
  • Year 5/6
    • Kestrels 93.45%
    • Ravens 93.46%
    • Falcons 93.91%
Overall Attendance: 0

Attendance/Absence

All children are required to attend School regularly and to arrive punctually. When a child is absent because of illness please telephone or write to explain the reasons. Unless a reason is given by a parent your child will be given an unauthorised absence, which essentially is the same as truancy.
 

If they have an appointment at the hospital, doctor or dentist, please let the school know in advance and if at all possible children should attend for registration so that they do not get a half day absence. All children who are late (after the close of registration) also have a half a day absence, which is unauthorised.

 

No holidays will be authorised during term time. Any families who take their children on holiday without permission are likely to be fined by the Local Authority.  

 

We must stress that for safety reasons no child will be allowed to leave the school during the day, for any reason, unless a parent comes to collect them. 

 

Good attendance is vital if children are to achieve their full potential and the following table shows the cumulative effects of low attendance as a child progresses through the school.

 

% Attendance

Equivalent number of terms lost by the time a child reaches the end of Year 6.

Equivalent number of years lost by the time a child reaches the end of Year 6.

90%

4.2 terms

almost a year

80%

8.4 terms

over 1 year

70%

12.6 terms

over 2 years

60%

16.8 terms

almost 3 years

50%

21 terms

well over 3 years

 

All children are expected to perform at level 4 at the end of year 6; however clearly children who are regularly absent from school will find level 4 more difficult to achieve. Children who are regularly absent from school are also liable to miss out on additional coaching packages such as Booster Groups, or SEN statements and are more likely to have friendship issues. 

 

All children who have regular poor attendance will be referred to the Education Welfare Officer and their parents may be prosecuted. Their parents will be written to and may be asked to attend a meeting at school with the Head Teacher.

 

Information for Parents

House Points
  • Endeavour -
  • Courageous -
  • Audacious -
  • Dauntless -
Weekly Attendance
  • Foundation, Year 1 and Year 2
    • Caterpillars 94.07%
    • Butterflies 94.78%
    • Dragonflies 88.33%
    • Squirrels 88.67%
    • Hedgehogs 97.59%
  • Year 3/4
    • Beavers 94.78%
    • Otters 93.75%
    • Woodpeckers 88.7%
    • Kingfishers 95%
  • Year 5/6
    • Kestrels 93.45%
    • Ravens 93.46%
    • Falcons 93.91%
Overall Attendance: 0
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