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Attendance

Attendance 2018-19

Our attendance figures for 2018-2019 showed a whole school attendance rate of 95.9% (0.1 off our 96% target), with 3.1% of absence being authorised, and 0.9% unauthorised.   The increase in authorised absence is as a result of a child on a reduced timetable for a period of time. There is a decrease in unauthorised absence which reflects the decrease in the number of families taking unauthorised holiday in term-time.

Attendance Awards - Celebrating individual effort with attendance

We positively encourage all children to strive for 100% attendance at school each year.

Across the school, 150 children out of 201 (75%) managed to maintain an attendance rate of 95% or above.    We would like this figure to be higher next year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, there were 36 children who managed to maintain a 99-100% attendance record. Well done - a fantastic effort!  These children have received their 2018-19 certificates and badges in our first celebration worship this academic year.

Attendance 2019-2020

We have set a minimum of 96% attendance as a whole school target for 2019-2020.

To enable us to meet this target, we will be:

  • Encouraging parents/carers to ensure their child is in school, unless they are  unwell, via our Attendance Flyer at the start of each term
  • Monitoring attendance data on a termly basis for all cohorts, and on a weekly basis for ‘focus children’ whose attendance in 2018-19 gave cause for concern
  • Continuing to only  grant term-time leave where there  are  exceptional circumstances
  • Involving the Education Safeguarding Board where a child’s attendance rate or pattern of attendance  is a cause for concern
  • Asking parents/carers to provide medical evidence (appointment cards/sight of prescribed medicines) where children are absent through  illness for more than two days
  • Encouraging children to be making their best effort to be in school, through our attendance awards

For each full term where a child has a 99-100% attendance record, children will receive an individual certificate presented in celebration worship.