Good attendance and punctuality are important life skills which help our children learn.
Attendance and Punctuality
We all know that good attendance and punctuality supports children’s learning outcomes at all stages of their school life. Good attendance and punctuality are also important life skills. Therefore, please make every effort to get your child into school, on time, every day. If they come to school by themselves, please impress upon them the importance of arriving on time and how it will help their own and the learning of others.
We have a well developed Attendance and Punctuality Policy that parents and carers should be aware of – see downloads section below.
We would expect at least 96% attendance, and 100% punctuality rates and are committed to meeting our obligations with regards to school attendance by:
Promoting good attendance and reducing absence, including persistent absence
Ensuring every pupil has access to full-time education to which they are entitled
Acting early to address patterns of absence
We will also support parents to perform their legal duty to ensure their children of compulsory school age attend regularly, and will promote and support punctuality in attending lessons. Our School Home Support practitioner is also available to support parents and the school as needed.
Following Government legislation, we are unable to authorise requests for holidays during term time. A referral could be made to Haringey LA, which could result in legal proceedings, including for example a FPN and/or court action being taken.
Please be advised that leave of absence in term time is not a right and will only be granted under exceptional circumstances. Each case is considered individually; however, leave will not usually be granted if your child already has low attendance or the leave adversely affects your child’s education and ability to achieve. Also your child may be removed from the school roll meaning you would have to re-apply for a place.
Please see the form attached and information on Fixed Penalty Notices.