Good attendance to school is linked to high attainment and positive wellbeing. We place huge importance on our pupils attending school every day.
Pupils have a duty to attend school. Our policy is based upon the ‘School attendance guidance’ and ‘School attendance parental responsibility measures’ from the Department for Education (DfE).
By law, all children of school age (aged four to sixteen) must receive a suitable full-time education. For most parents, this means registering your child at a school. Once your child is registered at a school, you are legally responsible for making sure they go regularly.
Achieving 90 per cent in an exam or test is a fantastic result but if your child is at school for only 90 per cent of the school year then they will have missed 19 days - almost four whole weeks of school.
For primary-age children, this can mean almost 120 guided learning hours. This is a big gap for any child to make up.
We need you to make sure your child attends as much school as possible.
- School opening / register and closing times
- How to contact the school about the attendance of your child
- What you need to do if your child is late
- What you need to do if your child is ill
- How to request a leave of absence
Missing school - What absences really mean for lost learning
96% attendance means 8 days of learning are missed
90% means almost 4 weeks of learning missed
85% means 6 weeks of learning missed
80% means almost 8 weeks of learning missed
75% means 9.5 weeks of learning missed
70% means nearly 12 weeks of learning missed
School Attendance Policy
Please see more information in our Attendance Policy for Woodpecker Hall here.
Please see more information in our Attendance Policy for Kingfisher Hall here.
Please see more information in our Attendance Policy for Enfield Heights here.
Please see more information in our Attendance Policy for Heron Hall here.