Attendance, Absence, Term time holidays and Appointments

Parents are advised not to take children out of school during term time.
In exceptional circumstances please contact the Headteacher.  
Where possible all appointments with doctors, dentists, etc. should be made out of school hours. If this is not possible please notify the class teacher in advance and when you collect your child please make sure that you sign the book in the office.
If your child is ill please notify the school office on the first day of your child’s sickness.  
The contact number is 01480 830267
 
See More Information from Cambridgeshire County Council:

 

 WHY IS ATTENDANCE IMPORTANT? 

 

ATTENDANCE  NUMBER OF DAYS ABSENT FROM SCHOOL  

    100%  

 

= FULL ATTENDANCE  

    93%  

 

= 13 DAYS  

    90%  

 

= 19 DAYS  

    85%  

 

= 38 DAYS  

    75%  

 

= 47 DAYS 

 

1 DAY ABSENT = 5 HOURS OF LEARNING MISSED  3 DAYS ABSENT = 15 HOURS OF LEARNING MISSED  1 WEEK ABSENT = 25 HOURS OF LEARNING MISSED  2 WEEKS ABSENT = 50 HOURS OF LEARNING MISSED  3 WEEKS ABSENT = 75 HOURS OF LEARNING MISSED 

 

An exam result of 90% would be a good achievement,    however, in relation to school attendance, it means you have missed 95 hours of learning during one academic year! 

 

IF A PUPIL HAD 80% ATTENDANCE THROUGHOUT YEARS 1-6, IT WOULD EQUAL MISSING A FULL YEAR OF SCHOOL!

 

REMEMBER…….  

EVERY SCHOOL DAY MATTERS; EVERY SCHOOL DAY COUNTS.

LATENESS-Being late adds up to a loss of learning. 

 

If you are late every day, that adds up to over three days lost each year. 

 

Fifteen minutes late is the same as being absent for two weeks a year. 

 Being late every day can add up to a lot of lost learning time.   

 Please help your child to be punctual. 

 If you are worried about your child’s  attendance, please talk to us at school about it.