Attendance & Progress

Coming to school is vital. If a child comes to school 90% of the time, they will still miss a year of school over their entire education.

A list of current term and holiday dates is available in school. We ask you to check these dates carefully before booking your holidays. Any request for holiday absence will be declined in line with current guidelines.  Our commitment is to provide a quality education, but we do need parental support (and our children in school) to be able to do this. 

Reasons for other absences should be covered by a letter to the class teacher or a phone call to the office.  If we have not heard the reason for a child’s non-attendance we will endeavour to contact the parents by 9.30am. If there is persistent absence the Education Welfare Officer will be contacted. The school is obliged to keep record of all absences and to make annual returns.

A copy of our Attendance Policy is available at the left hand side of the page.