Class registers will be taken punctually each day between the hours of 08:50 and 09:00, and between 13:00 and 13:10. Please ensure that your child arrives on time each morning. If your child is absent from school for any reason, you must ring the school and leave a message (01642 453187). If you do not contact us, you will receive a phone call from Mrs Hutchinson (Attendance Office) checking that your child is safe and asking why they are not at school.
As a school, we expect attendance to be 96% or above. If your child’s attendance falls below 96%, they will be placed onto the attendance concern register until it is above 96%. When children have lengthy absences, or frequently miss one or two days from school, we have to formally involve the Academy Trust’s Attendance Welfare Officer (AWO) to find out whether the absence is justified. This may require a home visit and support. Parents have a legal responsibility to ensure that their children attend the school regularly and that they arrive on time.
If your child has a medical appointment, they should still attend school until they need to be collected to attend the appointment. For example, if a child has a doctor’s appointment at 11.00am, we expect them to attend school for the first part of the morning. They should then return to school following the appointment. This ensures that your child gets their mark in the register and does not miss out on vital learning.
Due to guidance from the Department for Education, we are unable to authorise any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. If you need to take your child out of school during term time, we ask that you contact the school for an absence request form.
Frequently asked questions and answers can be found here
Awards for Wonderful Attendance!
Weekly attendance winners are drawn from a name generator wheel during Friday’s assembly and each child wins a badge and a prize from the twinkling prize basket!
The class that achieves the highest attendance each week is awarded the ‘Treat Trophy’, and on Monday they receive a sticker and a treat! This is an ongoing competition for all classes- We wonder who will win it next week?!
The class with the highest termly attendance is rewarded with a treat from an Ice Cream Van during their lunch break!
One child each year is the lucky winner of our £50 prize for 100% attendance all year. Children who achieve 100% attendance all year will also receive a treat at the end of the year!