Promoting excellent attendance
It is our duty to strive to achieve excellent attendance for all pupils. The National Average attendance for primary school pupils is 96%; excellent school attendance exceeds this! Every opportunity will be used to convey to pupils and their parents or carers the importance of regular and punctual attendance. For our pupils to take full advantage of the educational opportunities offered it is vital to be at school, on time, every day the school is open, unless the reason for the absence is unavoidable. The routines pupils develop around attendance and punctuality at school are the same as the expectations of any future employer in the world of work. High attainment, confidence with peers and staff, and future aspirations depend on excellent school attendance.
What can I do to encourage my child to attend school?
Make sure your child gets enough sleep and gets up in plenty of time each morning. Ensure that he/she leaves home in the correct clothes and properly equipped. Show your child, by your interest, that you value his/her education.
Be interested in what your child is doing in school, chat to them about the things they have learnt, what friends they have made and even what they had for lunch!
For many parents, your child attending school may be your first experience of being separated from them. This can seem daunting at first for both of you, but consistency and a caring, supportive home and school life will make the transition a quick and easy experience for you both.