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Attendance

“Pupils love coming to school as shown by their improved attendance. They rush into class, eager to get on with their work. There is always something for them to learn.” - (Ofsted – November 2015)

Good Attendance Means

 being in school for at least 96% of the time

 

Your child's education is your child's future.

 

What can parents and carers do to encourage school attendance?

 

  • Encourage your child to come to school. School is fun and exciting!
  • Don’t keep them off from school unless they are REALLY poorly.
  • Give yourself and your child plenty of time in the morning. Stick to the same routine.
  • Make sure your child goes to bed at a reasonable time.
  • Contact the school first thing in the morning if they are unwell and keep them informed.
  • Bring your child to school on time and pick them up on time.
  • Let the school know if you change your address and/or telephone number.
  • If you are experiencing problems with getting your child to school; speak to the teaching staff early.
  • Don’t take holidays in term time

 

Absence due to Illness/Medical

If your child is unwell and cannot attend school, you need to phone 01604 751130  by   8.55am with the following information:

  • Name
  • Class
  • Reason for absence

If your child will be absent because of a medical appointment, please inform the office prior to the appointment. You will be asked for evidence of this. e.g text or letter.

 

Lateness

Your child needs to be in their classroom by 8.55am. If they arrive after that time, please bring your child to the school office to sign them in.

 

Absence due to holiday

School needs to be informed in advance if you are planning to take your child on holiday during term time. A request for time off Form needs to be completed (see link below) and returned to the school office, who will then make an appointment for you to speak with Miss Brear or Miss Sutton.

Schools are no longer able to authorise absence for family holidays. So please be aware that if you do decide to take your child on holiday during term time you may be subject to a fine from the Northamptonshire County Council Education Entitlement Services team. 

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