Attendance and Punctuality

Good attendance is important because:

  • Regular and punctual attendance is essential for effective learning.

  • Statistics show a direct link between under-achievement and attendance below 96%.

  • Regular attenders make better progress, both socially and academically.

  • Regular attenders find school routines, school work and friendships easier to cope with.

  • Regular attenders find learning more satisfying.

  • Regular attenders are more successful in transferring between primary school, secondary school, and higher education, employment or training

 

We place great importance on attendance and monitor attendance daily. Attendance has a high profile within our school and we recognise and reward good and improved attendance.

Look in our weekly newsletter for our latest attendance figures.

Last academic year our attendance was 95.7%

 

This year we want to get it back above 97% with your help.

School Times

The gates open at 8:30am and children start learning straightaway.

The school day ends at 3:15pm.

Children who stay for an after-school club should be collected at 4:30pm.

Covid Guidance

It is not recommended that children and young people are tested for COVID-19 unless directed to by a health professional.

If a child or young person has a positive COVID-19 test result they should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 3 days after the day they took the test, if they can. After 3 days, if they feel well and do not have a high temperature, the risk of passing the infection on to others is much lower. This is because children and young people tend to be infectious to other people for less time than adults.

Children and young people who usually go to school, college or childcare and who live with someone who has a positive COVID-19 test result should continue to attend as normal.