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School Attendance

Attendance Matters

Attendance Team

Liz Filer - Headteacher

Danni Smith - Attendance Officer

Andrea Balcome - EWO


To Report An Absence:

Telephone: 023 8044 8944 option 1 - School




Good school attendance is very important for your

child’s academic performance and social interaction

with their peers.


Please ensure your child is on time and attending school every day. 

When your child is unwell, and we are aware that this does happen,

you must report it to the school immediately; this will ensure you do not 

get an unauthorised mark. Unauthorised absences are liable to a

fixed penalty notice.


We meet every 3 weeks to discuss all attendance below 90%.

Our policy is that if your child’s attendance drops below 90% without

a good and valid reason then a letter will be sent home and will be closely monitored.  If it then persists to be below 90% we will invite you in for a meeting to discuss how we can help you to improve your child’s attendance.  For random and inconsistent attendance the EWO (Education Welfare Officer) may get involved.



Please telephone first thing in the morning on the day of absence, either speak to the front desk or leave an answer phone message, we need a valid reason for the absence not they are poorly or unwell.

If your child is late this is just as disruptive for their education please be on time.

All late children MUST be registered at the front office as this stops any unnecessary text messages being sent home.

If we do not receive any call then the absence will be marked as unauthorised