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Attendance

 

Last year saw an improvement in the Infant School’s attendance which increased from 94.67% in 2015/16 to 95.79% in 2016/7.

The rate of attendance at the Junior School was 96.1% in 2016/17 which was in line with the rate in 2015/16.

 

We recognise that outstanding attendance and punctuality is essential for successful learning and it is the responsibility of Parents/Carers, Staff, Pupils and Governors to make sure our pupils achieve this; therefore, we closely monitor and review the attendance of every pupil.

If a child isn’t at school they are missing out on vital learning opportunities, causing gaps in their understanding for successful future learning. This table illustrates the days of lost learning:

 

 

Attendance during the school year

 

Equals days absent

 

Equals weeks absent

 

95%

 

9 days

 

2 weeks

 

90%

 

19 days

 

4 weeks

 

85%

 

29 days

 

6 weeks

 

80%

 

38 days

 

8 weeks

 

 

In an effort to further promote the importance of high rates of attendance, we award an attendance cup to the class with the highest rate of attendance in each school, each week. In addition, we display the weekly attendance totals for each class in school and on the weekly newsletter. Classes who achieve 100% attendance in a week receive a ‘sweet treat’.

We reward 100% attendance each half term with a ‘100% Attendance’ pencil and entry into a draw for a £15 Amazon voucher. At the end of the year any child achieving 100% attendance receives a special certificate.

Children with improved attendance area lso be recognised with special certificates.

Although we understand that holidays are less expensive when taken in term time, this is not a reason for authorised absence from school and urge you to only book holidays during the school holidays.

We know that sometimes pupils are too poorly to come to school and, on these rare occasions, please contact the school office by 9:00 a.m. to let us know why.

Thank you to the vast majority of parents, who ensure that their children attend school on time and as often as is reasonably possible.