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Why is attendance important?

Children who attend school regularly and punctually achieve more than those who do not. A 2 week absence over the year will reduce your child's attendance to 95%. and will impact on their ability to reach their full potential.

You can help by ensuring that your child attends school on time every day. This means being in the classroom and ready to learn at 9.00 a.m. - remember we open our classroom doors at 8.50 a.m. in KS2 and 8.55 a.m. in KS1 & Foundation Stage.

Please do not allow your child to have any unnecessary days absence, for example, days off for birthdays, parents appointments, visitors to the home etc. because the school is unable to authorise any absence of this nature. If you need to make alternative arrangements for the care of your child before school opens we may be able to assist you by allowing your child to attend Breakfast Club with Mr Hilton, our attendance officer. 

Absence will only be authorised in accordance with the Local Authority attendance protocol{attendance protocol link]

In the event of your child's absence from school we endeavour to contact you through our school text service or by telephone. However, it is your responsibility, as a parent, to inform school of each and every absence that your child has. Please bear in mind that contacting school does not automatically authorise your child's absence, only school can make this decision. We must have precise details and information regarding the absence in order to make the decision to authorise the absence.

Holidays during term time: Please do not request a holiday/leave of absence from school during term time unless there are extenuating circumstances. Holidays will not be granted under any circumstances other than exceptional and fines may be issued through the local authority.

Attendance Awards: Children who have exemplary attendance are recognised and rewarded:


The class with the best attendance in FS & KS1 gets to give our Attendance Champion Bear a home in their class for the week.

The class with the best attendance in KS2 receives a box of raisins per child.

The Year 6 school council operate the attendance lottery in each class every Friday. Children who have attended all week have the opportunity to win a prize.

Half Termly/Termly

Our attendance trophy, filled with treats, is presented to the class with the best attendance during each half term.

Every child with 100% attendance for the term will receive a certificate of recognition.

We will also recognise those children who make a great improvement in their attendance.


Every child with 100% or outstanding attendance is presented with a certificate. They will also be rewarded with a special treat.

Our targets and expectations

We expect to achieve 95% attendance or above throughout the school and we can only achieve this with your help and support.

Any attendance below 94% would be judged as inadequte by OFSTED.