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Pupils who attend school regularly have been shown to achieve at a higher level than students who do not have regular attendance.

Pupils who attend school everyday also form better relationships with their peers and staff.

 

Poor punctuality also has a detrimental effect on a child's learning. If a child is coming in to school late every day, they are missing the important start of a lesson and causing disruption to the class.

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We are now working in partnership with One Education

To improve our attendance, we have invested in the services of One Education who will be helping us to reach our goals.

Mrs Alya Rafiq is our allocated Attendance Adviser and will be working closely with us to monitor attendance. If your child’s attendance slips below 96% it is likely that you will receive letters and home visits from Mrs Rafiq.

 

There may be slight changes in our attendance procedures as we adapt to overcome the attendance and punctuality issues in school

Some of these will be:

  • If your child is absent for 1 week, evidence of their illness must be provided or it will NOT be authorised, this is proof of an appointment with a doctor, or by showing prescribed medication.

  • If your child’s attendance is below 90% and they often have ‘odd days off’, school may choose not to authorise without evidence of the illness.

 

Please help us improve our attendance by NOT taking your child on holiday during term time.

 

There are 175 days (weekends and school holidays) per year to use for family holidays.

 

 

 

Punctuality

School begins at 8:50am; the doors are closed at 8:55am. After this time the registers are closed and children must come and sign in through the main entrance where they will be asked to provide a reason for the late arrival. Any child arriving after 9:30am will be marked with an unauthorised absence, unless medical evidence is provided for an appointment.

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