Attendance Policy

Attendance and punctuality

Learning begins the moment children enter school.  Therefore it is essential that children attend school on time.  Late arrival can set your child up for a difficult start to their day.  The information below shows the impact of being late or absent.  It adds up to an alarming figure.

Lateness = lost learning over the year

Late each day by

Days lost (approx)

5 minutes

3 days

10 minutes

6.5 days

15 minutes

10 days

20 minutes

13 days

30 minutes

19 days

 

Every school day counts!

Attendance

School days

Weeks absence

100%

190

0

95%

180

2

90%

171

4

85%

161

6

80%

152

More than 7 weeks

75%

143

More than 9 weeks

As few as 19 days lost over a year can significantly reduce your child’s progress and achievement at school.
  Please ensure that your child attends school every day!