School Attendance

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.

Attendance Children’s Working Party Poster

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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Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.