Good attendance at school (over 96%) is a fundamental part of your child’s education. Poor attendance impacts significantly on progress, learning, friendship groups and the child’s overall happiness at school.
As poor attendance at school is seen as an indicator for neglect, the school has a duty to work with social services and the educational welfare service to ensure families support attendance.
For those who fall below the 96% target for attendance, parents and carers can expect the school to consider further action that could include social services involvement, penalty notices, court proceedings and fines.
If you are having difficulties with your child’s attendance, please contact the school as soon as possible so that we can work together to resolve the issue. If you would prefer to speak to a member of staff the school office is open from 8.15am to 4pm.
Our Attendance Officer is available to meet parents and carers every morning.