Ensuring Effective Attendance!
Please telephone the school to explain any time that your child is absent from school, so that we know that your child is safe, and then send a note on her/his return to school. We are required to keep a detailed record of this and if we do not receive a note then the absence may be recorded as unauthorised. Due to the 2013 amendment to the Education (Pupil Registration) Regulations 2006, headteachers are no longer allowed to authorise leave of absence for holidays during term time and may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. Application forms, to request leave of absence for exceptional circumstances, are available from the school office.
Rates of absence for the academic year 2015-16:
- Attendance 95.6%
- Persistent absentees 5.7% (children whose attendance < 90%)
Rates of absence for the academic year 2014-15:
- Attendance 95.3%
- Persistent absentees 3.7% (children whose attendance < 85%)
Our policy for attendance is available below.