Attendance was 94.8% for the academic year 2016-2017 and 95.2% without the resource base children. Well done to all pupils who improved their attendance this year.
Our attendence so far for 2017-18 is 96.5%- Well done everyone.
Attendance is improving, and most pupils arrive in good time for the start of the day.- Ofsted January 2014
Attendance is rising, and is close to the national average. The attendance posters on classroom doors and the ‘Grand National’ attendance display stimulate pupils’ competitive spirit. The popular breakfast club and the weekly ‘Early Bird’ class awards help to boost pupils’ punctuality.- Ofsted January 2014
As a school we aim to:
- Maintain an attendance rate of a minimum of 95%
- Maintain parents’ and pupils’ awareness of the importance of regular attendance.
Good attendance is important because:
- Statistics show a direct link between under-achievement and poor attendance
- Regular attenders make better progress, both socially and academically
- Regular attenders find school routines and school work easier to cope with
- Regular attenders find learning more satisfying
- Regular attenders have an easier transfer to secondary school
As a parent you can help us by:
- Ringing on the first morning of all absences with the reason and saying when the child will return
- Arranging dental and doctor’s appointments out of school hours or during school breaks
- Sending in a note explaining the reason for absence on your child’s return to school after an illness
- Keeping us updated by telephone or letter if your child has an extended period of absence due to illness
- Follow up unexplained absences by phone calls and letters as soon as possible
- Remind parents of the importance of regular attendance and punctuality in newsletters
- Acknowledge and reward good attendance
- Publish your child’s attendance rate on her/his annual school report
- Let you know if we have concerns regarding your child’s attendance