Weekly attendance charts
We encourage all children to attend school every day. This enables them to take full advantage of all the curriculum opportunities on offer.
We encourage all children to aspire to the target of 96% attendance during an academic year. We have created the following reward system to encourage 100% attendance:
There is a weekly award for the class who has the best overall attendance for the preceding week. All children in the winning class receive a “Class of the week – best attendance” sticker.
There is no entitlement to parents to take their child out of school during term time; however, you may apply to the school for leave of absence if you believe there are exceptional circumstances. (See Leave of Absence application form – Appendix C)
As from 1st September 2013, the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 amended Regulation 7 to prohibit the Headteacher of a maintained school from granting leave of absence to a pupil, except where an advance application has been made by the parent with whom the pupil normally resides, and the Headteacher considers that there are exceptional circumstances relating to the application.
Taking your child out of school during term time could be detrimental to your child’s educational progress. A pupil who takes 10 days absence will only attain 94.7% attendance in the year. 10 days absence also means the pupil will miss 50 hours of education.
If the absence is not authorised and the holiday is taken, the case will be referred to the Missing Education and Child Employment Service who may issue a Penalty Notice for £120 (or £60 if paid within 21 days) to each parent for each child taken out of school.
(see also "Attendance Policy")