For a child to reach their full educational achievement a high level of school attendance is essential.
Attendance is encouraged within school through the use of attendance awards and incentives. The classes with the best weekly attendance receive extra break time. Further reward systems are currently in development.
A first day of absence contact system is in place where the office staff contact parents and ascertain the reasons for any absences, if not already known.
The attendance rate of any child causing concern will be investigated. If poor attendance is significant, parents will be contacted by letter asking them to meet with a school representative to discuss the issue. If no improvement is secured the matter will be referred to the Educational Welfare Office.
Term time absence
Holidays in term time can not be authorised.
Permission for term time absence will only be authorised if there is exceptional circumstances. A request form must be submitted to the Headteacher via the school office with full details of the exceptional reasons why a child needs to be absent from school. The Headteacher will respond to all requests.