Understanding your Attendance Percentage

18th December 2018
Regular and punctual attendance of pupils at school is a legal requirement and is essential to ensure that children remain safe, achieve their full potential and improve their life chances.

Every pupil at this school is required to maintain an attendance level of 95% and above.

As a parent/carer, you commit an offence if you fail to ensure your child attends school regularly and punctually. Failure to do so may result in a referral to the Family Support Team to help support you to get your child into school.

When your child is absent, it is important that you contact us with a reason. Failure to provide an acceptable reason for absence will result in the absence being recorded as unauthorised.

Of course, we understand that there are times when children become ill and such absences will be authorised unless the school has a genuine concern about the authenticity of the illness. If your child is suffering with a minor illness, please let your child’s class teacher know and an extra dose of TLC can be administered in school!