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Regular attendance at school is essential to ensure uninterrupted progress and to enable children to extend their potential. The attendance pattern for all children is monitored weekly with the school seeking to work actively with parents to ensure a regular pattern is maintained. We expect all children on roll to attend every day, when the school is in session as long as they are fit and healthy enough to do so.

One of our basic principles is to celebrate success. Good attendance is fundamental to a successful and fulfilling school experience. We actively promote 100% attendance for all our pupils and we use a variety of weekly, termly and annual awards to promote good attendance and punctuality. We encourage children to attend, and to put in place appropriate procedures to support this. We believe that the most important factor in promoting good attendance is development of positive attitudes towards school and learning.

Poor attendance can seriously affect each child’s:

  • attainment in school
  • relationships with other children and their ability to form lasting friendships
  • confidence to attempt new work and to learn alongside others

We want all children to achieve their full potential. This means that every lesson counts! Children who have time off school find it difficult to catch up, and in secondary schools 17 school days missed can lead to one GCSE grade lost.

The Governors and Headteacher, in partnership with parents have a duty to promote full attendance at school.

Congratulations to all staff and students who are working hard to make all lessons count with 100% attendance.