Why is it important to ensure my child is attending school?

 

There are many reasons why it’s important for your child to be at school within term time:

  • Regular school attendance is vital in ensuring that children maximise the educational opportunities available to them. 
  • It is also an important element in keeping your child safe.
  • Statistics and research tell us that non-attendance impacts upon children’s abilities to achieve Expected+ Levels in their End of Key Stage 2 SATs examinations at the end of Year 6.
  • Attending school regularly also reduces anti-social behaviour and reduces poor attitudes in behaviour for learning.

What can I do to help with my child’s attendance?

To help your child’s attendance as well as adhere to the new Penalty Notice Code of Conduct you can:

  • Send your child to school on time every day.
  • If your child is unwell, contact the school on the first day of absence and return your child to school as soon as possible.
  • Make sure your child knows you do not approve of them missing school.
  • Take holidays during school holidays.
  • Talk to staff as soon as any issues arise.

Full details of our policy on attendance is available below.

Attendance Policy