Our school target for attendance is set at 97%.
As a school, we monitor attendance and absences. Where attendance has become a concern, parents will be contacted informing them of this.
When a child is absent, the parent/guardian should inform the school either by telephone before 10.00 am on each day of absence. If no message has been received by 10:00am, then the office staff will attempt to contact the parent/guardian in order for permission for the absence to be obtained. It is the Headteacher’s decision whether to authorise the absence.
Absence without a valid reason is considered unauthorised.
A daily register is taken by a member of staff from the year group. Register codes are entered according to the status of the child’s absence/attendance.
The school bell will ring at 8:55am for registration and the gates will be locked at 9:00am.
Any child not present for registration will be marked late.
Any children arriving late after 9.00am must report to the office to have the relevant late mark added to the register.
Staff will regularly monitor attendance data to ensure a child’s education is not being compromised by irregular or poor attendance.