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You can download helpful information from our main attendance page

From the first day of term to the last, the small moments in a school day make a real difference to your child.  #AttendanceCounts

For general attendance information and downloads visit our main attendance page

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New attendance legislation comes into effect on 19th August.  

The new legislation aims to improve attendance of all children across England.  Miles Coverdale will continue to work with parents and carers and the children to make regular attendance our top priority.  The school's attendance policy for 2024-2025 will be published in the summer term ready for the new academic year.

National Data

The Department for Education (DfE) issues regular data showing attendance in schools across England.  We are very pleased to say that we are consistently above the average for all schools and also for primary schools.  We will soon start benchmarking our data against other schools in the borough to see how well we are doing.  At the end of April our whole school attendance was almost 95% and we hope to improve this before the end of July.

100% Attendance

In the first half of the summer term (15th April - 24th May 76 children came to school, on time, every single day.  They received a certificate from Mrs Baig and Mrs Collins at the attendance assembly.  Well done to those children!

Getting here on time

Did you know that if you bring your child to school after 9.15 (unless they are unwell or have an appointment), we have to mark it as an unauthorised absence?  If a child is late by just 5 minutes every day of the school year, by the end of summer that child would have missed the equivalent of 3.5 days of school.  Children need to be here on time so that they don't miss out on important learning.  School starts at 8.50 - we ask children to be in the playground by 8.45.  

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