Attendance and Absenses


Attendance  and Absences

It is inevitable that your child may occasionally be absent from school.  Authorised marks will only be given for illness and medical appointments.  A visit to the doctor or dentist will usually be authorised for one session (half day).  The Welsh Government and School discourage holidays taken during school term time and holidays will be recorded as an unauthorised absence.

 

Legislation requires the school to seek a reason for all absences.  Therefore so that your child may be given the correct absent mark, it is vital that you inform us of the correct reason for your child’s absence. Please inform us either by:

  • letter
  • holiday form
  • phone call (we have an answer machine that will record absences)
  • informing the class teacher/teaching assistant.

 

As I am sure you will agree, regular and punctual attendance is very important for the children to gain maximum benefit from their education. The school therefore has to monitor not only pupil attendance, but also the punctuality of children. Children who arrive after 9.00 am are recorded as being late in class registers and children who arrive after 9.30 am when the registers close, are regarded as being absent for the morning session for recording purposes.

 

 

Every day your child is absent from school they may fall behind in

 5 subjects and will miss 0.5% attendance from school.

 

Attendance

Present

Absent

Lessons Missed

100%

190 days

0 days

None

97.4%

185 days

5 days

25 lessons

95%

180 days

10 days

50 lessons

80%

152 days

38 days

190 lessons