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Parents have a responsibility to ensure that their children receive full time education and are in school every day. Regular attendance is essential if children are to progress with their learning. Poor attendance has a negative impact on social and academic progress.

Mrs Willett works closely with Miss Garner in school to monitor attendance. If you have any concerns regarding your child's attendance, please do not hesitate to contact us. We hope to work in partnership to improve attendance for all.

DLPT Attendance Policy

Our attendance monitoring process

We have a duty as a school to monitor and challenge poor attendance. Attendance is monitored closely by Miss Garner and Mrs Willett.

Contact is made on the first day of any absence not reported.

If a pupil's attendance falls to 96%, a phone call home is made to discuss any issues or problems, and how we as a school can support you to improve this.

If a pupil's attendance falls below 96%, a letter is sent home to raise concerns about the attendance falling below national standard. We also share a leaflet outlining how the school and parents can work together to improve attendance.

If a pupil's attendance falls below 90%, a letter is sent home to explain that the child's attendance is now being closely monitored. The attendance is then monitored for two weeks and if attendance does not improve, parents are invited to a meeting with Mrs Willett to set targets for their child.

We strongly urge you to work co-operatively with the school when managing attendance. We want the very best for all children and for children to reach their full potential. This can only be achieved if they are in school every day.

Every Day Counts leaflet

Spring Term 2024 Newsletter