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Attendance and Absence

Attendance 

At Lunsford Primary School we have high expectations of our pupil's attendance and expect them to all to come to school every day, on time, unless they are unwell. 

 

Lunsford Primary School is committed to the continuous raising of achievement of all of our pupils. 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. Lunsford Primary School actively promotes 100% attendance for all of our pupils and we use a variety of weekly, termly and annual rewards to promote good attendance and punctuality.

 

We recognise that parents/carers have a vital role, and a legal responsibility, to ensure good attendance and we promise to identify, investigate and work in partnership with parents/carers, pupils and other agencies to resolve attendance problems. 

 

We never authorise term time holidays, unless there are exceptional circumstances.

 

Please see our Attendance Policy for further details and information.

 

IN LIGHT OF RECENT CHANGES IN GUIDANCE FROM KCC OUR ATTENDANCE POLICY IS UNDER REVIEW (TO BE RATIFIED AT OUR FULL GOVERNING BODY MEETING IN JUNE 2017)

Attendance and the Impact on Attainment

 

Please refer to the table below which shows the clear impact on attainment that good attendance has for a child. We continue to reward our children who have good/outstanding attendance throughout the school year.

 

 

Absence

If your child is going to be absent from school  for any reason  you must let us know.  We will then be able to make any necessary arrangements that your child may need upon their return.

 

In cases of sickness, please be aware that your child must not return until 24 hours after their last episode.  This is to ensure that the sickness bug is cleared before returning to school. 

 

In cases of absence due to appointments, please let the office know with any documents you have showing the appointment.

 

Schools are required to account for each half day of every child’s absence from school. Parents are, therefore requested to telephone the school absence line on 01732 871402 (available 24 hours a day) for any absence and send a brief note when their child returns.

 

Please notify the school in writing at least 24 hours in advance if your child has a medical or dental appointment and is likely to return to school part way through the day, so that we can provide you with a pupil pass.  If your child will miss morning registration and requires a school dinner on that day, you will need to let the office know in advance so that a dinner can be pre ordered. 

 

If at all possible please arrange medical appointments outside of school hours.

 

Please note: We operate a 'first day calling' system when children are absent from school.  If we have not had contact from a parent and we are unable to contact by telephone, the absence will be recorded as unauthorised.

Weekly Attendance Class Winners
Giraffe Class - week ending 13th January 2017
Giraffe Class - week ending 20th January 2017
Tiger Class - week ending 27th January 2017
Giraffe Class - week ending 3rd February 2017
Koala Class - week ending 10th February 2017
Zebra Class - week ending 24th February 2017
Giraffe Class - week ending 3rd March 2017
Giraffe Class - week ending 10th March 2017
Zebra Class - week ending 17th March 2017
Koala Class - week ending 24th March 2017
Zebra Class - week ending 31st March 2017
Lion Class - week ending 21st April 2017
Panda Class - week ending 28th April 2017
Panda Class - week ending 5th May 2017
Zebra Class - week ending 12th May 2017
Lion Class - week ending 19th May 2017
Tiger Class - week ending 26th May 2017
Giraffe Class - week ending 9th June 2017
Panda Class - week ending 16th June 2017
Panda Class - week ending 23rd June 2017
Zebra Class - week ending 30th June 2017
Panda Class - week ending 7th July 2017
Tiger Class - week ending 14th July 2017

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