Working Together to Improve School Attendance
We work together with families to remove barriers to attendance and safeguard pupils.
At the heart of our vision is our commitment to ensure our school is a place where children and young people develop and thrive academically, socially, culturally and spiritually. The drive for excellence and effectiveness in our school is paramount.
We believe that in order to facilitate teaching and learning, good attendance is essential. Pupils cannot achieve their full potential if they do not regularly attend school.
An essential element of working with families is promoting punctuality too.
Lateness to school
The school gates open at 08:40
Teaching begins at 08:45
Registers are marked by 08:55
Children will receive a late mark if they are not in school by that time (L code).
Registers close by 09:05
If your child arrives after this time, they will receive a mark which shows they are in school but in accordance with regulations it will be recorded as an unauthorised absence (U code).
Lateness affects your child and the other children's learning and routines. If you are 5 minutes late each day, this adds up to over 3 days lost each year! If you are 15 minutes late each day, this is the same as being absent for 2 weeks a year!
Our school has a minimum target of 96% attendance.
Look out for our Friday newsletter to see the latest attendance class winners.