We want every child at our school to have the best education possible. Attending school everyday is crucial to the education of your child.
Having a good education will help to give your child the best possible start in life. Poor school attendance damages educational achievement and the future progress of your child. Promoting and supporting good attendance at school is essential to learning and attainment.
What can parents do to help?
Make sure that your child comes to school everyday and arrives on time. It’s a good idea to start these positive habits at an early age, when your child first starts school.
- If your child is ill, contact the school on the first day of your child’s illness.
- If your child is ever absent from school, you must tell us why. You can do this by contacting the School Office.
- Authorised absences are only ever agreed in exceptional circumstances.
If you need any help or advice about your child’s attendance, please contact our Head Teacher, Mrs. Boulton, or our Attendance Officer, Mrs. Mathwin, via the School Office. You can telephone on 01388 772959 or send a message via our website contact form.
What happens if your child does not attend school?
By law, all children of compulsory school age must be provided with a full-time education. As a parent, you are responsible for making sure this happens, either by registering your child at a school or by making other arrangements which provide an effective education.
If your child is not attending school regularly, our Attendance Officer, Mrs. Mathwin, may visit you. It is important that you co-operate to make sure that any attendance issues are resolved.
Failure to co-operate with the Attendance Officer and our school may result in legal action. This could lead to a Fixed Penalty Notice being issued and/or the possibility of imprisonment.
These consequences are set by the Government.
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