Attendance

Regular and punctual school attendance is important and as a school we expect at least 96% or above attendance. Children need to attend school regularly if they are to take full advantage of the education opportunities available to them by law. Rosherville Primary Academy fully recognises its responsibilities to ensure that children are in school and on time, therefore having access to learning for the maximum number of days and hours.

Attendance is promoted in school with figures published daily to staff who will follow up any child whose attendance concerns them. The table below is updated weekly and includes running termly totals.

      Attendance       Week ending 6th September      Term 1 total
Whole school 97.3% 97.3%
Pupils with 100% 128 128
100% prize draw Jack in Ladybird Class
Class(es) with 100%
Minutes late 320 320

There are weekly ‘Attendance’ certificates for classes in Key Stages 1 and 2 and these are presented in assembly in order to celebrate with fellow pupils and staff. There are also prizes for individual children with good attendance throughout the year and weekly school attendance figures are published on newsletters as well as the classes which attain the highest attendance. These are published on our weekly newsletter and in the ‘Achievements’ are in this section of the web site.

Registration/lateness

School starts at 8.45 a.m. and registers are closed by class teachers at 8.55 a.m. Any children that arrive at school after 8.55 a.m. will be marked as late in the attendance record. Any child that arrives at school later than 9.15 a.m. will be marked as having an unauthorised absence.

Illness

If a child is unwell and not in school their parent/carer should call the School Office to inform us before 8.45 a.m. If we do not receive any contact from a parent/carer as to why a child is not in school then we will call home to check the reason for their absence.

 

School Attendance Policy