Attendance

Good attendance is of vital importance to our school, and we work hard to constantly raise our attendance levels. Our attendance team is very thorough when it comes to monitoring and managing attendance, and try to deal with all attendance matters as soon as they become a concern. This includes meeting with parents and involvement with the School Liaison Officer, as well as penalty notice procedures.

We have a competitive element to attendance with classes receiving awards for the best attendance of the week and for achieving 100% attendance in a week. For example, any class that achieves attendance for the week above our school expected level of 96.86% is rewarded with a non-uniform day. Children are very aware of the rewards on offer and will encourage each other to be at school on time, every day in order for their class to receive the attendance prize.

Punctuality

•Children are welcome to come into school from 8.30am for a gentle calm start to the morning.

•Members of staff are out on the playground to talk to most mornings.

•Gates close at 8.45am as children should all be in their classes at this time ready to learn.

•Your child is late (Code L) if they arrive after 8.46am

•Your child is marked under a Code U if they arrive after 8.56am, this means that your child is missing their attendance mark for the whole morning session.

•Late arrivals cause disruption to the class and beginning of your child’s day.

•No child likes walking into a class late, full of children who are quietly working. This is embarrassing for your child.

•Please ensure that you make arrangements for your child to arrive at school on time.