Promoting Excellent Attendance

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We are delighted to have been recognised by FFT for our excellent attendance in the Autumn Term of 2023/2024


How to promote excellent attendance to ensure that your child makes every minute of every lesson count, every single day

Attending school has a huge impact on your child’s academic success starting from reception all the way through to Year 11. Families play a vital role in making sure that their children get to school safely, regularly and on time. Here are some useful tips to help you.

Always make school a priority

  • Never make routine doctor, dentist or optician appointments during school time unless this is absolutely necessary - make this after school or during holidays
  • If you do need to make an urgent appointment in school time try to ensure that your child misses as little of school as possible, and ensure they attend school before and/or after the appointment
  • We know that travel companies don’t make it easy for families, but never book a holiday during term time (it won't be authorised, your child will fall behind and you may be fined)
  • Don’t allow your child to stay off school to make things easier for yourself – this is against the law
  • Don’t allow your child to miss school on Mondays and Fridays if you are going away for the weekend
  • Don’t allow your child to take a day off because of the weather
  • Don’t allow your child to take a day off for their birthday – this is completely unacceptable 

Help your child to stay on track

  • Find out if your child is coping with their work and if they are up to date – missing school will make them fall behind
  • Check your child’s attendance with school, you might not realise how much school they have missed, you can also check your child's attendance on Arbor
  • Encourage your child to stay after school to attend home learning clubs, booster sessions and extra lessons whenever they are offered
  • If your child forgets their home learning, PE kit, Chromebook or pencil case, or if they not in correct uniform, it will cause problems for them at school – please help your child become organised at home and help them prepare their scool bag the night before


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