Sunday 9th August 2020

School Attendance


For a child to have high levels of educational achievement, a high level of school attendance is essential. We are committed to providing an education of the highest quality for all our pupils/ students and endeavour to provide an environment where all pupils feel valued and welcome. Parents and pupils play a part in making our school so successful. Every child has a right to access the education to which he/she is entitled. Parents and teachers share the responsibility for supporting and promoting excellent school attendance and punctuality for all. It is our duty to consistently strive to achieve a goal of 100% attendance for all children. Every opportunity will be used to convey to pupils and their parents or carers the importance of regular and punctual attendance.


What does absence equate to in terms of pupils and their learning?

  • 99.5% attendance = a pupil has 1 day off per whole school year
  • 97.0% attendance = a pupil has 6 days off per whole school year
  • 94.7% attendance = a pupil has 2 weeks off per whole school year
  • 90% attendance = a pupil is classed as a Persistent Absentee and will lose 4 whole weeks of school
  • 85% attendance = a pupil will lose nearly 6 weeks of school time, which equates to a whole half term

The school day

The school door opens at 8:40am.

Children must be in class and ready to start lessons by 8:50am. After this time, all children must enter via the office and be signed in by a parent or carer.

The first lessons of the day are numeracy and phonics, as this is when the children learn best.

Children arriving after 9:20am will be marked as un-authorised absence for the whole morning session.

All children are expected to attend school EVERYDAY throughout the academic year.

Attendance figures

Week 3K 3LH 4C 4B 5OB 5C 6N 6M
02/03/20 99.3% 98.7% 100% 95.3% 96.7% 98.3% 94.4% 98.4%
Whole school Attendance to date
97.7% 96.5%

Termly Attendance Awards

At the end of each term, we reward every child with attendance over 97% with a badge and certificate and they also have their name on our attendance board in reception. The badges are awarded with percentages as follows:-

Bronze = 97% - 98.4%

Silver = 98.5% - 99.9%

Gold = 100%

Our Gold award winners for Autumn Term 2019/20 are:

Year 3

Rafee          Hafsah          Alfie           Zachary B

Samuel       Bradley         Niamh        Ava

Rosie          Henry            Micah         Sophie

Leah           Amelia          Sophia        Ruben

Beatriz        Michal          Cooper      

Year 4

Ethan          Maxwell        Louie             George

Ibraheem     Lydia           Genevieve      Eva

Logan M      Aaliyah        Okechukwu    India

Oscar          Bastian        Layla

Year 5  

Elliot            Summer        Ethan           Archie

Arash          Temi              George         Reuben

Alexander    Abdullah       Amelia          

Year 6

William        Kavaldeep      Hayden      Francesca

Jacob C      Reuben           Suzi           Sophie

Zoe             Paige              Emily          Miya

Daniel K      Barney           Isaac          Millie

Ava-May     Cristiano         Finlay         Naomi

Gabriel        Henry             Ali              Dovydas



Best class attendance

The winner of the best class attendance for this week is:

4C and 6N