It is vitally important that children attend school every day and on time. This is will enable them to achieve the best possible academic outcomes.
The way in which we monitor attendance is based on the number of days a child is absent from school. This includes unauthorised holiday absences.
When children are absent from school, our attendance team will carry out the following actions with a view to getting children back into school and avoiding persistent absenteeism.
The Education (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 state that Headteachers should not grant approval for any leave of absence during term-time, including holidays, unless there are exceptional circumstances. These regulations also state that holidays cannot be authorised retrospectively. Any requests should be on an official school absence request form and handed into the school office for consideration prior to any holiday/leave arrangements being made. You may be issued with a Penalty Notice should leave be taken which is not authorised. If unpaid this could lead to prosecution under section 444(1) of The Education Act 1996.
Our winners for attendance this week (13th November) is our Reception class with 97%!
Amazing work, well done!