Preview of Attendance Policy
Our school aims to meet its obligations with regards to school attendance by:
- Promoting good attendance and reducing absence, including persistent absence
- Ensuring every pupil has access to full-time education to which they are entitled
- Acting early to address patterns of absence
We will also support parents to perform their legal duty to ensure their children of compulsory school age attend regularly and will promote and support punctuality in attending lessons. In this instance, ‘regularly’ means the School’s internal attendance target of 96%.
Research both locally and nationally shows that there is a clear link between high attendance and good progress and attainment. We believe that excellent attendance is key to children’s progress and attainment and that excellent punctuality shows respect for staff and that the children are ready and willing to learn.