Children make the best progress if their attendance is over 97% (less than six days absence per year). Children with attendance of 90% are missing one month of school per year, and it will be difficult for them to achieve their best.If a child’s attendance is less than 85% they are classed as ‘persistent absentees”, and it will be almost impossible for them to keep up with their work.
Registration in school starts at 09:00. A child is late if they arrive after 09:00. If your child is absent from school for any reason it is vital that you contact the school office by 09:15.
Failure to contact the school may result in the absence being classed as ‘unauthorised’.
Please note that new Government legislation came into effect from September 2013. This removes the authority from Headteachers to authorise holidays during term time. Headteachers are only able to grant leave from school during term time in exceptional circumstances.