• Every child is expected to attend school everyday with a minimum expectation of 95%
  • All children should arrive in school at 8:50am
  • Individual attendance is monitored daily
  • Class attendance is monitored weekly
  • To encourage excellent attendance, the class with the highest weekly attendance is rewarded by Benny the Badger spending the following week in class compiling a diary of his activities.  At the end of each half term the class with the highest overall attendance celebrates with a Benny the Badger tea party.
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Benny with Year and pretending to be ready to go into space with Tim Peake!

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  • At the end of the school year any child who has achieved 95% attendance each term goes into a raffle to win a brand new bike.
  • Should pupils be absent due to sickness, parents and carers are expected to phone the office on the first day of illness.
  • School attendance meetings are held for reception age children where attendance has become a cause for concern.  This is a supportive meeting between the Education Welfare Officer, school nurse, pastoral lead and parents/carers.
  • School attendance panel meetings are held for year 1 – year 6 pupils where attendance has become a cause for concern.  This is a meeting between the head teacher, education welfare officer, pastoral lead and parents/carers.
  • Leave of absence during term time is subject to approval by the Head Teacher and School Governors and is only authorised in extenuating circumstances.

Attendance and Punctuality Policy


Punctuality is so important for your child’s learning. Please read about our special Polly the Punctuality Parrot by clicking on the link below.

Polly the Punctuality Parrot