Attendance & Punctuality


 Our school will strive to provide a welcoming, caring environment, whereby each member of the school community feels   valued and supported.
 School staff will work with pupils and their families to ensure each pupil attends school regularly and punctually.
 It is essential that children come to school every Saturday and on time, as we know that good attendance leads to good   progress.

 Remember: Every School Day Counts!

 The main reason children are absent from school is due to illness. Keeping healthy so your child is able to attend school   more regularly is an important part of your child’s life. Parents can also help by ensuring their children stay healthy by   taking exercise, getting enough sleep and eating a healthy diet.

 Good Common Sense

 Use good common sense when deciding whether your child needs to stay at home. Work on the basis that sick children   belong at home and well children belong in school.  Please remember that early morning aches and pains often pass, so   don’t keep your child at home ‘just in case’ when they could be learning in class.

 Good Attendance

 We believe that children who do not attend school regularly are more likely to:-
  • Fall behind in their school work.
  • Find it difficult to make and keep friends.
  • Be unhappy at school.


 What can parents do to help?

  • Ensure your child attends school every Saturday and on time.
  • If your child is not well enough to attend, contact the school on the first day of absence.
  • Talk to your child about school and take an interest in the work that they are doing.
  • Contact your child’s school immediately if you have any concerns about their progress or welfare.