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Pupil Absence

Attendance of the children at the school is very good and has improved in recent years. We strongly encourage parents not to take their children on holiday during term time. Evidence suggests that frequent absence hinders a child's progress and their future. However, we appreciate that young children, especially those who have just started school, take some time to build up resistance to 'bugs'! We do ask though, that you inform the school by 10am as to why they are absent and that, once your child is on the mend, they return to school as soon as possible.


Good attendance is celebrated at the end of every term. If a child's attendance drops below an acceptable level, parents will be informed. Where this situation persists, the Education Welfare Officer from the Local Authority may become involved. The Governors have currently decided not to implement their right to fine parents, but this is dependent on attendance figures remaining high.


The school also stresses the importance of children arriving at and being collected from school on time. If they arrive late, precious adult time has to be given to the latecomer to understand what the class is learning. When a child does not arrive punctually, it is also likely to have a negative effect on their progress.


If your child attends the school, please work with us to give them the best possible start.