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Attending school every day means:


  • Improved life chances
  • Pupils reaching their full potential
  • Building lasting friendships


Attendance is one of the most important aspects of our school data therefore we all need to work together to ensure that our attendance figures exceed the national average.  For more information, please refer to our Attendance Policy.


Attendance Statistics:

Year 2016/2017

Group Presents





Possible % Attend
Reception 94.1 4.6 1.2 100.0 94.1
Year 1 95.8 2.8 1.1 100.0 96.1
Year 2 94.8 4.3 0.6 100.0 95.1
Year 3 94.0 3.5 1.8 100.0 94.7
Year 4C 92.8 2.8 0.6 100.0 96.6
Year 4I 93.2 1.8 1.1 100.0 97.1
Totals 94.2 3.5 1.1 100.0 95.4


Year 2015/2016

Group Presents Authorised Absences Unauthorised Absences Possible % Attend
Reception 95.5 3.3 1.1 100.0 95.6
Year 1 92.2 6.3 0.7 100.0 92.9
Year 2 94.2 4.5 1.1 100.0 94.4
Year 3B 96.5 2.4 0.4 100.0 97.2
Year 3C 93.4 4.3 1.0 100.0 94.6
Year 4 92.8 2.9 0.6 100.0 96.5
Totals 94.0 4.0 0.8 100.0 95.2



Reporting an Absence

Our absence reporting procedures are as follows:


  • Contact school on the first day of absence to explain the reason for absence - we will send a text alert to you if we do not receive a reason for absence
  • In the event that your child is poorly for more than two days, a further phone call must be made on day three to give an update


We also require evidence of medical appointments.  Please bring letters, appointment cards, etc into school so that they can be copied and kept on your child’s record. We realise that some emergency appointments are made over the telephone.  In this instance, you can request evidence of the appointment from the medical receptionists. This should be brought into school as soon as possible.


Recommended Absence Periods for Illness


Illness Absence Period
Chicken Pox Until rash has crusted (6 - 7 days)
Cold Until better
Diarrhoea/Sickness Until 48 hours after symptoms have stopped
German Measles Until 5 days after onset of rash
Glandular Fever During acute stage of illness
Headlice/ringworm Until treatment started
Influenza Until symptoms have stopped
Impetigo/Cold Sores Until lesions have healed
Measles Until better, at least 7 days from onset of rash
Meningitis Until better
Mumps Until 7 days after swelling becomes evident
Scabies Until symptoms have gone
Scarlet Fever Until 5 days after start of treatment by a GP
Sore throat (bacterial) Until 5 days after antibiotics started
Whooping cough Until 5 days after antibiotics started
Yellow Jaundice (Infectious Hepatitis) For 4 weeks

Requests for Leave of Absence

The Education Act (1996) requires parents to ensure their child attends school regularly.  There is no automatic right to take your child out of school during term time.  The Law does however allow Head Teachers to consider individual requests to authorise Leave of Absence in Exceptional Circumstance(s).


The Head Teacher must be satisfied that there are exceptional circumstances to justify an authorised absence.  It is the parent’s responsibility when submitting the request to provide all the information and evidence to prove exceptional circumstances.


The request for authorised Leave of Absence must be made at least two weeks in advance and the Head Teacher may invite the parent/carer(s) into school to discuss the request before a decision is made.


If the Head Teacher authorises the Leave of Absence it is expected that the child’s attendance will be of a satisfactory level both prior and after the date covered by the request.


If the Head Teacher refuses Leave of Absence and the absence is recorded as unauthorised, the Head Teacher may refer the matter to the Local Authority requesting that a Penalty Notice be issued. This is the Head Teachers decision.


A Penalty Notice is £60 if paid within 21 days of receipt, rising to £120 if paid after 21 days but within 28 days.  If the penalty is not paid in full by the end of the 28 day period the Local Authority may prosecute for the offence to which the notice applies.


Each parent/carer may be issued with a Penalty Notice in respect of each child.


Research suggests that children who are absent from School may never catch up on the learning they have missed, which may ultimately affect exam and test results.  As a parent/carer, you can demonstrate your commitment to your child’s education by not allowing your child to miss school for anything other than an exceptional and unavoidable reason.



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