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If your child is going to be absent then please call the office before 9:30 a.m. 


You can also send an email to the following email address:


It is important that we know why your child is absent from school.


If you would like to discuss this then please contact Mr Griffiths

Whole School Attendance Letter - 2023-2024





As a school we aim to:


  • Maintain an attendance rate of a minimum of 96%
  • 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


We will:


  • 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

Attendance Policy

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