Attendance

FLEECEFIELD PRIMARY SCHOOL

ATTENDANCE GUIDANCE

ATTENDING SCHOOL EVERY DAY helps your child:

  • To take part in all lessons, access all learning and reach their full potential
  • To be involved in every aspect of school life
  • To have a structured routine
  • To make friends and develop social skills
  • To feel part of the school community
  • To value and understand the importance of education
  • To have greater success throughout Secondary school

WHEN YOUR CHILD IS UNWELL

If your child is unwell and unable to attend school, we ask that you call the school office by 8.30am to let us know of the absence. We will require your child’s name, class and reason.

 

AS PARENTS/CARERS IT IS YOUR LEGAL RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT YOUR CHILD COMES TO SCHOOL REGULARLY.

COMING TO SCHOOL ON TIME EVERY DAY helps your child:

  • To be ready for learning and not miss any learning opportunities
  • To settle into the day
  • To get into good habits further down their school career and work in the future

 

Impact on your child’s learning:

100%                                 95%

94%                                   91%

90%                                     85%

GOOD

Best chance of success

WORRYING

Less chance of success

SERIOUS CONCERNS

Will have a negative impact

Pupils who miss less than 5% of school, 73% achieve five A* to Cs, including English and maths.

Pupils who miss between 10% – 20% of school, only 35% manage to achieve five A* to C GCSEs, including English and maths

   

 

REQUESTS FOR ABSENCES

HOLIDAYS – as a school we are NOT permitted to authorise any holidays taken outside of the term dates. The termly dates can be found on our website, newsletters or via the school office. These are published at the end and start of each school year. Any absence taken for this, will be coded as UNAUTHORISED.

If you require leave from school, for whatever reason, you must obtain a ‘Request form’ from the school office. It is always appreciated if requests are made prior to any arrangements being made.

 

REWARDS

Certificates are issued weekly to one class in each phase with the best attendance. These are given in assembly. Children who achieve 100% attendance each term receive a certificate and a prize, also in assembly.

 

 

I WANT TO LEARN

I WANT TO BE SUCCESSFUL

I WANT TO COME TO SCHOOL EVERYDAY