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Attendance and Punctuality

The Government sets standards to ensure that all pupils attend school to achieve a good education. Missing out on lessons leaves children vulnerable to falling behind. Children with poor attendance tend to achieve less in both primary and secondary school. 

The government expects schools and local authorities to: 

• Promote good attendance and reduce absence, including persistent absence; 

• Ensure every pupil has access to full-time education to which they are entitled; and, 

• act early to address patterns of absence. 

• Parents to perform their legal duty by ensuring their children of compulsory school age who are registered at school attend regularly. 

• All pupils to be punctual to their lessons. 


It is your legal duty as a parent to inform school on the first day of your child’s absence. You can do this by telephone or the parent app. This must be done by 9.30am. Please be specific when giving details of the reason and also let us know the expected date of return. If your child is absent for more than 3 days please take them to a Doctor. Unless your child is seriously ill, please send them to school.  If school does not receive a phone call or a written letter upon returning to school (after 3 or more days’ absence) the absence will be unauthorised. We monitor poor attendance closely. 

It can be difficult when for a child when they return to school after an absence and it can have a huge impact on a child s confidence and or self-esteem and also there learning. 

Holidays are not allowed during term time. 


PLEASE give your child the best chance in life to achieve and be happy,  get them to school every day and on time

Our school is open for children of Key Workers and vulnerable children Year 6, Reception and Year 1 from 7th July. For our 'Welcome Back' video from Mrs Wrigley, please go to our Parents section/ Returning to school after Lockdown to view.