Good attendance is essential in ensuring that children have every opportunity to enjoy school, do their best learning, establish, maintain healthy relationships and achieve their potential. We rely on parents to support this drive and over many years, we are very proud of the clear improvements in our attendance rate which is now well-above the national average.
Please note that holidays are never permitted during term-time and, in line with the government's expectations, those which are taken are not authorised. Click on link below for this year's term dates.
If your child is absent
The school has been working hard to ensure that all children’s attendance is over 95%. The school’s effectiveness is measured on the attendance of all its pupils and cannot be judged as an outstanding school with attendance lower than the national average (over 96%). We know that children are genuinely unwell however there are times when excessive absence or absence which suggest a recurring pattern will flag as a concern. We hope that by making you aware of your child’s attendance and our school target, we can work with you to ensure outstanding attendance.
To help you understand more clearly, we categorise attendance in the following ways:
100% Attendance is outstanding
Green zone - 95% or more Attendance is very good, above school target and at national expectations
Amber zone - between 90%-95% Attendance is monitored for improvement
Red zone - between 85%-90% Attendance is a cause for concern
Red alert zone - below 85% The Government judge that absence is PERSISTANT and can result in legal action
Please contact the school if you know your child is not going to come to school. You can do this by:
To clarify, if your child is absent we will:
We constantly monitor all the children’s attendance, usually half termly, and if your child’s attendance is not above 95% we will:
To encourage good attendance we: