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Attendance

Coming to school every day really makes a difference!

Your child’s education is very important.  Attendance habits established when they are very young can affect our children for life.  Going to school every day means:

  • Having lots of fun
  • Making Friends
  • Taking part in exciting activities
  • Time to play
  • Building lasting relationships
  • Helping to have the best possible start in life

Regular school attendance helps learners fulfill their potential and gives them a chance of a better future.

Attending school every day and arriving on time from nursery onwards will help give your child the best possible start in life.

As parents we all want the best for our children.  Helping them to attend school regularly is an important part of this.

If you are concerned about your child’s attendance please contact the Headteacher.  By working together we can provide your child with the best possible start in life.

Table of how we monitor attendance at school

 
100% Attendance 0 days of learning missed Best chance of success
95% Attendance 2 weeks of learning missed Poor attendance will impact on learning
90% Attendance 4 weeks of learning missed
85% Attendance 5 1/2 weeks of learning missed Very poor attendance, You are at risk of prosecution
80% Attendance At least 7 1/2 weeks of learning missed

“When a child attends school on a regular basis, they take an important step towards reaching their full potential, and are given the greatest opportunity to learn new things and develop their skills.” 

Lateness Adds Up!
Being late by 15 minutes every day, will add up to TWO WEEKS of school being missed each year. 
Education Welfare Officer (EWO)
Good attendance is intrinsic to achieving the best outcomes possible for individual learners. We have an Educational Welfare Officer (EWO) whose role is to provide help and support to families where regular school attendance is an issue. The EWO is supported by the school office staff who make ‘first day response’ calls/texts to parents of absent pupils.

Penalty Notices
Welsh Government has instructed all Local Authorities to implement Penalty Notices under the Education (Penalty Notice) (Wales) Regulations 2013. The Local Authority believes that any absence from school, for whatever reason, is detrimental to a child’s long term life opportunities, so should be avoided if at all possible. A Penalty Notice is an alternative to prosecution with the aim of seeking to secure an improvement in the child’s attendance at school.