School Information

Attendance

Attendance at school is vital to a child's development. Every child has a right to education and in order to fulfil their personal potential and to ensure their academic and social wellbeing and success, they should attend school every day.

Your child is expected to attend school 100% of the time unless there is a valid acceptable reason for their absence.  Family holidays are not considered as valid acceptable reasons.  Any child whose attendance falls below 90% is considered a Persistent Absentee and parents will be contacted by the Pastoral Team in order to work to ensure your child's attendance improves..  Attendance figures are closely monitored by a member of the Senior Leadership Team and poor attendance is considered a safeguarding matter.

The school’s absence and attendance rates for the academic year ending August 2019 were as follows:

 

School

National

 

2018-2019

2018-19 *

Attendance

97.26%

95.5%

Absence

2.74%

4.5%

Persistent Absence

2.5%

10.5%

*Latest figures available.  Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Department for Education has not published attendance data for 2019-2020 or for 2022-2021.

Please see the school’s Child (Holiday) Leave of Absence Policy for information about taking your child out of school for holidays during term time click here.

Please see the policies section of the website for the school's Attendance Procedure and Cycle click here.