Good attendance is very important for all children and as we continue to recover from Covid 19 we have a focus on high attendance throughout school. We understand there will be times when absence from school is unavoidable but our aim is for the children to be in school on every possible day.
Especially as we move into the winter months, some illnesses will require children to be absent from school for a short period of time. For guidance on illnesses and whether your child is well enough for school, please use the Illness Information Poster below, issued on behalf of the Healthier Together Campaign (a joint initiative between the NHS and Public Health). A copy can be downloaded HERE and has also been sent to parents/carers via ParentMail. We hope you find it helpful.
There may be other exceptional circumstances why your child cannot attend school which may include
religious observances, medical appointments or other special circumstances. If this is the case, please contact the school prior to the absence so we can best advise on these.
Every school day counts, but every minute is also very important. Being 5 minutes late every day doesn't sound a lot but means 3 school days are 'lost' every year. Being 15 minutes late daily adds up to 2 weeks of learning missed over the year!
Our Attendance Team closely monitors attendance and lateness throughout the school and will contact parents/carers when concerns are raised. Further information about this can be found on the Attendance pages of the website - please click HERE to go directly to them.
We would like to thank you for your ongoing support. If you have concerns about your child's attendance, please contact your child's class teacher.