Know Your Attendance
Under 90% - serious concern
Damaging to success progress
90%-95% - worrying
Less chance of success, harder
to make progress
95%-100% - good attendance
Good chance of success and
Be in the right place at the right time!
NEW ATTENDANCE AWARDS!!
As you are aware each term those pupils who have achieved 100% attendance receive an award. This year they will receive an attendance badge, that they can keep and wear on their uniform throughout the current year. Those pupils who then have 100% for the whole year will then receive a special badge which they can also keep and wear on their uniform the following school year.
Our pupils are really excited about the new badges, and will hopefully help our school reach our attendance target!
Look at our New Attendance Badges!
You have a legal responsibility to make sure your child attends school. If your child misses school without an acceptable reason, you could be fined or prosecuted.
Most absences for acceptable reasons will be authorised by the school. These include:
- unavoidable medical or dental appointments (if possible, you should arrange these for after school or during school holidays)
- days of religious observance
- exceptional family circumstances, such as bereavement
- an interview with a prospective employer or college
Your child’s school will not authorise absences for the following reasons:
- shopping during school hours
- day trips
- term time holidays
- looking after brothers or sisters or ill relatives
If your child misses school without an explanation from you, or if the school is not satisfied with the explanation, the absence will be recorded as ‘unauthorised’, that is, truancy.
Although you may provide a reason for the absence, it is the school that decides whether the absence is recorded as authorised or unauthorised.
If you think there may be a reason why your child does not want to go to school, you should speak to your child’s class teacher for help and support.