Southborough C of E Primary School

Pupil Attendance

Attendance

It is very important that children come to school every day and arrive at school on time.  At 8.55am class registers are taken and children arriving after this time will be marked as late. If your child is absent from school you must notify the school secretary of the reason for the absence by 9.30am and send a note to the class teacher when the child returns to school.  Repeated lateness or absences are followed up by the local School Liaiason Officer.

Holidays are not permitted during term time and absence will only be authorised in exceptional circumstances. Any requests must be made in writing giving full details of the reason why the leave is being requested.

For medical or dental appointments we request  these are made outside the school day.  If this is not possible however, we request that a note or relevant appointment card is sent into school prior to the appointment, your child should then be collected from the appropriate school office.  Children will not be released from school during school hours without an advance request note or the parent/guardian being present.

Attendance & Behaviour Service

 

Days off school add up to lost learning

 

175 NON SCHOOL DAYS A YEAR

175 days to spend on family time, visits, holidays, shopping, household jobs and other appointments

 

190 SCHOOL DAYS IN EACH YEAR 190 days for your child's education

10 days absence

 

 

 

 

 

180 DAYS OF EDUCATION

19 days absence

29 days absence

Half a term missed

 

 

 

171 DAYS OF EDUCATION

 

 

 

161 DAYS OF EDUCATION

38 days absence

 

 

152 DAYS OF EDUCATION

47 days absence

 

143 DAYS OF EDUCATION

 
 
 

100%

95%

90%

85%

80%

75%

 

GOOD

WORRYING

SERIOUS CONCERN

 

Best chance of success

Less chance of success

Not fair on your child

 

Gets your child off to a flying start

Makes it harder to make progress

Court action!

 

 

Being late adds up to a loss of learning

  • If you are 5 minutes late every day that adds up to over 3 days lost each year.
  • 15minutes late is the same as being absent for 2 weeks a year.

 

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