We are committed to providing a full and efficient education for all our pupils. The staff and governors believe that all pupils benefit from the education it provides and therefore from regular school attendance. To this end the school will work with parents to ensure that all pupils achieve maximum possible attendance and that any problems, which may impede full attendance, are acted upon as quickly as possible. The school monitors the attendance of its pupils very carefully and parents are provided with a termly attendance report for their child to help them monitor their child’s attendance rate. Where attendance causes concern, parents will be notified by letter.
Attendance for the academic year 2019 – 2020 was 93.2%, authorised absence was 6.3% and un-authorised absence was 0.5%. This takes into account schools being closed for some pupils from March through to July, due to COVID-19.
A copy of the school’s Attendance Policy can be found on Our Policies page or it is available by request from the school office.
Holidays in Term Time
No authorisation will be given for holidays taken during term time. However, the head teacher has discretionary powers to grant leave of absence in exceptional circumstances for which parents must complete an application form available from the school office at least two weeks prior to the requested absence and provide written evidence from a doctor or employer. Holidays should not be booked in term time unless consent has been given by the school. Each parent with parental responsibility may be issued with a £60 fine if holidays are taken without approval from the school.
If your child is absent through sickness or any unavoidable cause, please telephone the school on the first day of the absence by 9.30am. Please advise the class teacher of any leave of absence needed for medical appointments etc during the school day.