The Importance of Attendance
At Brook Community Primary School we work closely as a school family to improve our attendance levels so that each child is given the opportunity to achieve their full potential. By law, all children of compulsory school age 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 a penalty notice or being prosecuted.
Good attendance is a skill for life and attendance has an impact on a child’s whole school experience.
As well as affecting your child’s academic potential, poor or irregular attendance can have an impact on your child’s friendships, self-esteem and confidence.
Regular attendance is critical if our pupils are to be successful and benefit from the opportunities presented to them.
One of our basic principles is to celebrate success. Good attendance is fundamental to a successful and fulfilling school experience. We actively promote 100% attendance for all our pupils and we use a variety of weekly, termly and annual awards to promote good attendance and punctuality.
The Governors, Headteacher and Staff in partnership with parents have a duty to promote full attendance at Brook Community Primary School.
ATTEND TODAY, ACHIEVE TOMORROW
The only two reasons your child maybe absence from school during term times are:
- You child is too unwell to attend.
- The headteacher has given authorisation for you child to be absent.
Your child may be allowed to miss school for:
- A death in the family or funeral
- Doctor, hospital or dental appointments if they are urgent. Evidence of the appointment will be requested.
Your child will not be allowed to miss school for:
- Family Holidays
- Shopping trips
- Waiting in for a delivery
- Family birthdays
- Visits from relatives
- Family outings
- Not having the correct school uniform
If you do not get permission and you take your child out of school, this will be recorded as an unauthorised absence. Ten sessions of unauthorised absence across a school year will lead to a penalty notice. One day is two sessions.