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Attendance has a significant impact on a child’s learning, achievement and well-being. There are times when your child may be unwell however we consistently work towards a goal of 100% attendance for all children. High levels of children’s achievement and high levels of attendance are inextricably linked. Promoting excellent attendance and punctuality is a shared responsibility between the children, parents and school. 

Parents have a legal responsibility to ensure that their child attends school regularly and punctually. All schools are required by law, to keep attendance registers and each child’s attendance is regularly monitored. In addition, the performance of a school is bench marked nationally to assess its overall performance. The school is required by the local authority to keep you updated with your child’s attendance, particularly if the attendance is below national expectation. If the school has concerns about your child’s attendance we would welcome the opportunity to meet with you and work together to improve your child’s attendance. 

You are also welcome to discuss any concerns you may have about your child’s attendance with the school. 

Please click here to view our 2021 Attendance Policy.

Attendance Matters