It is through good attendance that pupils maximise their full potential, enhancing their life chances for the future. Missing school means missing out on learning and this can have an impact on a child’s development and attainment. There is a strong statistical link between attendance and attainment. Our attendance target is 97%.
The law states that children of statutory school age who are on roll at a school or academy must attend regularly and punctually. Regular attendance is important, because it is the best way of ensuring children make the most of the educational opportunities available to them.
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You can view your child’s attendance on EduLink.
Attendance letters will be sent through Edulink if there is an attendance concern.
If you are having issues getting your child to school please contact us and select the Attendance option for advice and support.
You may find the following websites useful :
Reporting your child as absent:
If your child is unwell or unable to attend school, please call our school office by 8.30am on each day of absence.
Further information on school attendance can be found in our parent information leaflet.
Is my child too ill for school?
It can be tricky deciding whether or not to keep your child off school.
There are government guidelines for schools about managing specific infectious diseases at GOV.UK. These say when children should be kept off school and when they shouldn't.
If you do keep your child at home, it's important to phone the school each morning. Let them know that your child won't be in and give them the reason.
If your child is well enough to go to school but has an infection that could be passed on, such as a cold sore or head lice, please let their teacher know via Class Dojo or the school office.