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Late/Absence Procedures



For a child to achieve their full educational potential, a high level of school attendance is essential. We are committed to providing an education of the highest quality for all our pupils and endeavour to provide an environment where all pupils feel valued and welcome. Parents and pupils play a part in making our school successful. Every child has a right to access the education to which he/she is entitled. Parents and staff 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.

For our children to take full advantage of the educational opportunities offered, it is vital all children attend school, on time, every day the school is open, unless the reason for the absence is unavoidable. The routines children develop around attendance and punctuality at school are the same as the expectations of any future employer in the world of work. High attainment, confidence with peers and staff, and future aspirations depend on good school attendance. The School displays a positive and pro-active ethos that places high value on attendance and punctuality, as well as valuing its partnership with parents/carers to promote good attendance. This policy advocate’s close working relationships with all stakeholders to provide a cohesive approach to tackling attendance, whilst supporting individual pupil needs.



  • To encourage all pupils to attain excellent attendance.
  • To continue to strive for the best possible attendance in cases where excellent attendance is not always possible because of circumstances, such as medical conditions.
  • To eliminate as far as possible absence from school.
  • To maintain accurate attendance data with all absence followed up.