We pride ourselves on our high level of attendance . Research tells us that children with good attendance achieve more than those who miss school. We would ask that you think carefully before requesting time off school for your child during term time. If it is necessary for children to leave school during the day for example, to attend a medical appointment, music exam, interview etc. a written request must be received prior to the date. On the day, children must be collected by a responsible adult and signed out at the office. We are frequently asked to give permission for children to have time off from school for a wide variety of reasons. Please read our attendance policy in the 'Policies and Useful Documents' section of the website.
If your child's attendance falls below 90% then you will be invited in for a meeting to discuss issues surrounding your child coming to school.
|Attendance during 1 school year||Equals – days absent||Which is approximately weeks absent||Which means this number of lessons missed|
|95%||9 days||2 weeks||50 lessons|
|90%||19 days||4 weeks||100 lessons|
|85%||29 days||6 weeks||150 lessons|
|80%||38 days||8 weeks||200 lessons|
|75%||48 days||10 weeks||250 lessons|
|70%||57 days||11.5 weeks||290 lessons|
|65%||67 days||13.5 weeks||340 lessons|
If you are in any doubt about your child's fitness to attend school, it is useful to remember that he/she has to be able to concentrate for a whole day and undertake a variety of exacting tasks. Any child incapable of normal work, or with an infection that could be passed to other children and cause their absence, should be kept at home. Please inform the school office of the reason for your child's absence by phone or e-mail by 9am on the first day of absence.
Should your child be prescribed medicine to be taken during school, parents are asked to bring the medicine in and sign a form stating the medication prescribed and the dosage. Without this, we regret we are unable to administer medicine to any child during school time. In many cases, your doctor will be able to prescribe medicines that do not need to be taken at school.