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Attendance & Absence

Attendance in school REALLY matters, more than ever before!

Every child has a right to education and parents are legally responsible for making sure that their child/children, once enrolled at a school, attend/s regularly and punctually. Regular attendance at school is the single most important factor in a child/children flourishing and achieving success. It means doing well academically, developing better relationships with other children and positive behaviour. It also sets up good habits for when young people enter into work and life.

All school staff work with parents to help their children attend school punctually every day and to thereby meet the legal requirement that all children of compulsory school age attend school on a regular, full-time basis.

We URGE families not to book holidays during term time. Taking your child out of school does not impact just on your own child’s learning but on that of other children in school too. Our overall attendance in 2021/2022 was 94.9% and this is below the acceptable level set by the Department of Education.

Absence impacts on your child, other people’s children, staff wellbeing and our school’s reputation.  Please support us in school by only keeping your children away from school if they are poorly.

For more detailed information please read our Attendance Policy.