It is essential that children attend school regularly and punctually in order that they may receive the full benefit of education which is offered at this school.
Parents must make every effort to send their children to school each day. ALL absences need to be followed up in writing by parents, so that registers are kept up to date. Parents who arrive late with their children must inform the school secretary. Pupils arriving more than half an hour late will be marked with an unauthorised absence.
Responsibility for pupils is accepted 15 minutes in the morning before the bell, and for 15 minutes after the bell in the afternoon. After this time parents are expected to collect their children, from a designated classroom and to sign to explain why they are late collecting their child.
An Education Social Worker (ESW) attached to the school visits regularly to check registers and discuss any issues / problems regarding regular lateness or absence. She will investigate further any case which the school is concerned about.
Parents should not arrange holidays during term times. Requests to remove a child during term time should be made to the head teacher. Such requests should be kept to a minimum and should not exceed two weeks. It must be stressed that children should attend school for the maximum number of days possible, as long absences can have a detrimental effect on your child’s education.
Where attendance drops below 95% the school will follow up individual pupil attendance patterns. We have a School Attendance and Advisory Officer who visits the school regularly and follows up on individual.