We are proud of our pupils’ attendance at Edenfield Primary School and children are seldom absent from school. Our current attendance target is 96%.
If your child cannot attend school, please ensure that you contact the school office before 9.30am on the day they are absent. If the office does not receive an explanation from a parent or class teacher as to the reason for absence, a text will be sent and a follow up telephone call will be made to enquire about a pupil’s absence.
Please see below for further information regarding attendance procedures:
Registration takes place at 9.00 a.m. and 1.15 p.m. Children will be marked late if they arrive once the gates have been locked or the register has been taken.
Requests for Leave in Term Time
For a child to receive his/her full potential the staff and governors of Edenfield C.E. Primary School expect the support of all parents/carers in ensuring their child’s attendance at school.
Leave will only be granted in term-time if there are exceptional circumstances. Absences taken without authorisation will be classed as unauthorised. Please complete a Term time Leave Request Form if you wish to apply for leave for your child. This must be received in school at least 2 weeks before the intended leave date.
Traffic Light System
At Edenfield School, we have a termly ‘Traffic Light’ system as a way to ‘grade’ attendance at school. At the end of each term, we send out attendance certificates/reports on coloured card to inform you of your child’s attendance level and to highlight areas of concern.
The minimum attendance level which is expected for all primary aged children nationally is 95%. Good attendance is very important so that children are given as much opportunity as possible to develop academically and socially. When children are absent from school they often find it difficult to catch up on the work they have missed and can feel unsettled by this.
At the end of each term:
If, following a red report, your child’s attendance does not improve, we will contact you again in order to discuss the situation further and may require you to attend a meeting in school. It may also be necessary to ask the Local Authority Attendance Officer for assistance in this matter. We are asking for the support of all parents in improving attendance levels, as we believe that this is one of the main ways in which our children will be happy at school and achieve their full potential.