Encouraging good attendance is a high priority at our school.

Pupil Absences

You can notify us if your child is absent from school by phoning the school on each day of the absence and /or reporting via the Weduc App. We ask that you do this before 10 am each day.

For pupils who need regular medical appointments, the school has a medical absence card that health care providers can sign.     

There will be an ‘unauthorised absence’ record in the register if the absence is not explained. 

Letters are sent out each 1/2 term to parents if pupils’ absences are causing concern.  In cases of persistent absence cases will be discussed with the education welfare officer on at least a half termly basis. There is also the possibility for a penalty notice warning to be issued which may result in a fine.

Every day counts!

 Pupils cannot achieve their full potential if they do not regularly attend school. We want every child to achieve their full potential and we know that parents share this goal. There is a clear link between good attendance and educational achievement. If your child is not in school, on time, as often as possible they will be missing out on many important parts of their education.

 Why is regular attendance at school important?

 Regular school attendance will mean that your child has a better chance in life. Your child will achieve better when they go to school all day, every school day as:

  • they learn better
  • they make friends
  • they are happier
  • they have a brighter future.

The Government regard 95% as the minimum satisfactory attendance for a school pupil.

Days off school add up to lost learning. Please don’t let your children miss out on the education they deserve.

How does your child compare?

80% attendance is equivalent to missing eight weeks of school. 80% equates to 56 weeks of primary school missed, which is a year and a half of education.

Every Minute Counts!

We support punctuality by providing a soft start each morning for our children. By opening our doors to children at 8:45am there is a 10 minute window before registration at 8:55am for them to settle and prepare for their school day, this includes catching up with friends!

Making sure your child is at school and ready to learn, before registration, is key to ensure they don’t miss out on key learning and start their school day unsettled. We therefore encourage parents to aim for 8:45am drop off! Children arriving late in school are often anxious about what they have missed and this may lead to them not wanting to come to school. We need your child to be in class by 8:55am; arriving after this will result in a late mark. If a pupil accrues multiple late marks a penalty notice may be issued.

We understand that school mornings can be hectic, being late leads to lost learning! If there is a particular reason for a child’s continuous lateness, please contact the school for support. 

To view our full Attendance Policy, please head to our Policies page by clicking here.

Holidays during term time

We have adopted the East Riding Term Time Holiday Policy.  

Information from East Riding with regard to attendance: You are required under the Education Act (1996) to ensure your child attends school regularly.  If your child accrues 10 consecutive sessions of unauthorised absence you may be liable for a penalty notice (one day absence equals two sessions and a five-day absence is equal to 10 sessions).  An unauthorised absence is any absence that the Head teacher has not given permission for or where an explanation has not been provided by the parents.  Parents must complete a request for absence from school in exceptional circumstances form and submit this to the school, allowing for sufficient time to enable the school to consider the request and inform parents of the decision.  Where parents do not follow the school’s procedures of submitting a request and simply remove their child without seeking prior approval, a warning may not be given and you may be liable for a penalty notice.  If your request is declined or you do not follow the correct procedure and you still take your child out of school each parent within your household may be issued with a penalty notice for each child you have taken out of school. If a penalty notice remains unpaid after 21 days it will increase. If after 28 days it remains unpaid you may be summonsed to appear before Magistrates to explain why your child has unauthorised school absences and you may be liable for a fine.

Working Together to Improve School Attendance – until August 2024

Working Together To Improve School Attendance – from August 2024