Attendance Matters

Attendance and Punctuality

Excellent attendance and punctuality are expected of all pupils. They are essential for children to fulfil their potential at school.

Pupil absences must be explained either by letter, telephone or in person by a responsible adult. Unexplained absences are classed as unauthorised and are followed up by the Education Welfare Officer (EWO). If a child is late for school on a regular basis a late letter is sent to keep the parent/guardian informed – this will come from the office/EWO. Persistent lateness will be followed up by the Education Welfare Officer.

Leave of absence for pupils during term time for any reason is actively discouraged. Requests for such absences must be made in writing to the Headteacher and permission will only be given in very exceptional circumstances.