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Why regular attendance is so important:

Research has shown that regular attendance and good punctuality are key factors in children achieving their full potential at school. Good habits formed early will benefit a child’s education and are a good preparation for life.

Any absence affects the pattern of your child’s schooling and regular absence will seriously affect their learning and achievement. When children miss vital key learning objectives, it can be impossible to catch up, placing them at a disadvantage to their peers.

It is the responsibility of all parents/carers to ensure punctual arrival for the start of the school day and collection at the end. We encourage parents to do all they can to ensure that their child attends school promptly and regularly. 

It is an offence in law if your child is absence from school without good reason and may result in legal action from the Attendance Advisory Service which could then lead to possible court action or a fine.