Parents have a legal obligation to ensure their children attend school regularly and absences during term time can seriously disrupt the continuity of learning. We appreciate that all family circumstances can sometimes be difficult however children need to be in school as much as possible. Attendance is seen as a key school performance indicator and is closely monitored by the Local Authority and Ofsted. To this end the school must collect and report details of authorised and unauthorised absences by law.
To encourage high levels of attendance we:
• Place a high value on good attendance by awarding certificates to individuals and celebrating attendance levels in school assemblies.
• Inform parents regularly about any attendance issues concerning their children.