We expect all children and parents to work hard to gain 100% attendance.
Our school aims each year to have an overall attendance of 96% or higher.
Pupil Welfare Officer – Mrs A Pellowe
School Attendance Officer -
School works closely with Pupil Welfare and meet weekly to discuss any children who have raised attendance concerns and to offer support for parents to improve their child’s attendance. Lateness and attendance are monitored daily by the school attendance officer who will inform parents when their child’s attendance has become of concern and support will be offered.
The school attendance policy is available to view here.
Understand your child’s attendance and how lateness affects the attendance and learning of your child.
The school gates close at 8:40am and registers are taken at 8:45am.
If your child arrives after 8:45am, your child will be given a late mark on the register.
If your child arrives after 9:15am, your child will be given a U mark on the register.
The U mark means that your child has been given an unauthorised absence for the morning session.
We strongly urge that holidays are taken outside of term time during allocated school holidays.
See our latest school holiday pattern here.
School will fine parents for the unauthorised absence of their child from school, where the child is of compulsory school age.
It can be tricky deciding whether or not to keep your child off school or nursery when they're unwell.
There are government guidelines for schools and nurseries about managing specific infectious diseases at GOV.UK. These say when children should be kept off school and when they shouldn't.
We celebrate attendance each week during our Friday celebration assembly and the class with the best attendance recieve extra play time.
In each classroom the certificates earnt by the class are displayed and attendance achievements are shared on the half termly newsletter.
At the end of the year, the children who have 100% attendance for the year are invited to a 100% attendance party which is organised by Blackpool Council. Each child receives a medal and a certificate at the party.
At the end of each term, the children who have 100% attendance recieve a special 100% attendance badge. There are 6 badges to collect across the acadmic year and we hope to see as many badges collected as possible!