We work very hard at St Gregory’s to ensure that all pupils in our care attend school as often as they possibly can. We reward children who have excellent attendance with a trip or visit at the end of each half term.
If your son or daughter is absent from school, you must telephone to let us know why. We also text parents and carers when children are not in school to make sure they are safe. This is part of our attendance policy.
When your son or daughter is absent due to illness, even if you have telephoned or replied to one of our texts, you still need to send a note in with them on their first day back. This is part of our attendance policy and shows that our parents/carers understand the importance of their children being in school. If parents/carers do not send a note in then we automatically record the absence as UNAUTHORISED.
Our school Learning Mentors work closely with children and parents in connection with attendance so that each child can achieve their full potential.
By law, all children of compulsory school age (five to sixteen) must receive a suitable full-time education.
Once your child is registered at school, you are legally responsible for making sure that they attend regularly. If your child fails to do so, you risk getting a penalty notice or being prosecuted. You also need to think about the negative impact upon the following:
We monitor the attendance of every child in our school and work closely with the Local Authority in monitoring our whole school attendance. We will work and support those children and their families who are not attending school without sufficient reason.
It is very important that you contact school to let us know that you child is ill. Our school number is 498 4313. Look at our ‘Parent Attendance Leaflet’ for further guidance on booking appointments during school time etc.
90% attendance sounds good, but means that your child misses:
Our school’s target for this school year is 97%
Together we can achieve it!
A - Z for Good Attendance