Attendance

Parents / Carers have a responsibility to contact School on their child’s first day of absence with an explanation and likely duration:

Absence Line: 01942 881986

Please ensure you notify School of any changes to emergency contact numbers.

  • We have a clear Attendance Policy. We make the decision to authorise absence. In certain cases medical evidence will be requested. Wherever possible please avoid medical / dental appointments during school hours.
  • If NO message is received on day one of absence, our Attendance Officer, Ms J Rea, will issue messages via our “TruancyCall” System, it is imperative you contact us on day one with a reason for your child’s absence
  • If on Day 3 no contact has been made a welfare check will be undertaken by the School.
  • Parents are notified of their child’s attendance regularly. i.e. progress review day, parents evening, interim reports and on-line reporting.
  • If your child’s attendance becomes a cause for concern, a letter will be posted to the child’s home address. Parents / carers could be invited to an attendance meeting in School with our Family, Welfare & Attendance Officer. A home visit could also be undertaken.
  • Unauthorised absences may result in a penalty notice being issued / legal court proceedings

If you have any concerns regarding your child’s attendance please do not hesitate to make initial contact with Ms J Rea on 01942 881986.

Attendance Measures Defined

100% OVER 3 TERMS – OUTSTANDING
100% – EXCELLENT
96 to 99.9% – GOOD
93 to 95.99% – ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT
90.01% to 92.99% – DANGER ZONE
90% and below – SERIOUS CAUSE FOR CONCERN / POTENTIAL LEGAL ACTION

If you have registered for our on-line reporting system (SIMS Learning Gateway OR our new service SIMS OnLine) you can see attendance data for your child(ren) in real time.

A full copy of the school attendance policy is available here in PDF format.