Regular school attendance is a vital part of giving your child the best possible start in life. Talking to your child and their teachers could help solve any problems you may have in getting your child to go to school.
Please contact the school office if you need any support or guidance relating to attendance.
By law, all children of compulsory school age (normally four to 16) must receive a suitable full-time education. For most parents, this means registering their child at a school – though some choose to make other arrangements to provide a suitable, full-time education.
School begins promptly at 8:50 am. If your child arrives after this time they must report to the school office so we can mark them as present but late on the register. If your child has not arrived at school by 9:30, then a phone call will be made to establish why your child is not in school. It may be that they have arrived late and NOT reported to the office but we still need to establish where they are. If you do not notify the school of the absence the mark given will be unauthorised.
If your child has to attend a doctor’s/hospital appointment, the school needs to be notified in advance and any appointment cards/letters will need to be shown to evidence this.
We understand that there are sometimes circumstances in which your child cannot attend or maybe late and in these situations, we ask that you approach us to discuss. We want to help your child to receive the very best out of their time at our school and excellent attendance and punctuality are key.
Jolesfield Church of England Primary School regularly promotes good attendance in school. We discuss the importance of attendance in school with the children, in assemblies and lessons.
If your child’s attendance falls below 90%, we will discuss this with you to support in improving it.
If you wish to discuss anything at all concerning your child’s attendance/punctuality please contact the school office. We are here to help.