Central to raising standards in education and ensuring all children can fulfil their potential is an assumption so widely understood that it is insufficiently stated – children need to attend school regularly to benefit from their education.
Missing out on lessons may result in children making less progress as the DfE reports that children with poor attendance tend to achieve less in both primary and secondary school.
The government expects Schools and local authorities to:
- Promote good attendance and reduce absence, including persistent absence.
- Ensure every pupil has access to full-time education to which they are entitled.
- act early to address patterns of absence.
- Parents to perform their legal duty by ensuring their children of compulsory school age who are registered at school attend regularly.
- All pupils to be punctual to their lessons.
At Grundisburgh Primary School, registration is at 9.00am and children may be dropped off to their classrooms between 8.40am and 8.55am.
If your child is absent from school, please inform the school office as early as possible and before 8.45am giving the reason for the absence.
If our office is not informed about a child’s absence, they will follow standard safeguarding procedures and contact parents directly to clarify the circumstances. We ask that wherever possible, children are not absent during term time, should it be unavoidable absence request forms are available on our website and from the school office.
We are very proud of our attendance record at Grundisburgh Primary School having an average percentage of 97% for the academic year 2020-2021.