Attendance and Punctuality
Regular and punctual school attendance is important.
Pupils need to attend school regularly if they are to take full advantage of the educational opportunities available to them by law.
We fully recognise our responsibilities to ensure pupils are in school and on time, therefore, having access to learning for the maximum number of days and hours.
The school sees 96% attendance or above as the target for all pupils and regularly monitors this to ensure no child is 'missing out' from being unnecessarily absent from or late for school.
Every half term parents will be contacted by letter if their child's attendance and/or punctuality falls below the expected standard and further monitoring will take place if there is no improvement. This may eventually lead to the serving of a penalty notice.
Poor attendance or poor punctuality can be signs of safeguarding or neglect issues and will be dealt with support if needed but also the expectation that it is parent responsibility to give thir child the best life chance and teach them that good attednance and punctuality are life and work skills.
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It is important for parents / carers to note that the Head Teacher will not authorise ANY leave of absence unless the school feels the circumstances are unavoidable and exceptional. It is up to the Head Teacher to decide what is considered 'exceptional'.