Attendance

At Kidsgrove Primary we believe that attending school regularly is one of the foundations of successful learning helping to prepare children for the world of education, work and adult life.

All children must be in their classroom by 8:55am to get a mark in the register. Children who arrive after this time will be marked as late. If your child arrives after 9:30am it will be recorded as unauthorised whole absence for the morning session.

How parents can help get their children to school everyday

Talk regularly with you child about school and how they feel about it.  Children are more likely to attend school if they feel supported by you and their worries are listened to and talked about.

Praise them when they come into school, ask them what they have done today, show them you are interested - all praise is GOOD!

Only allow your child days off school for genuine illness. Days off for anything other than genuine illness will not be authorised unless there are exceptional circumstances.

You MUST phone school as soon as possible to tell us why your child is absent and when they are expected to return. Save the school number in your phone – this will save you time, 01782 973970.

Examples of Authorised Absences:

  • Genuine illness of a pupil
  • Medical appointment (evidence required)
  • Religious observance
  • Death of a close relative

Examples of Unauthorised Absences:

  • Tired/overslept/ late night/weather
  • Illness of a parent or carer
  • Unauthorised holiday
  • No clean uniform
  • Child didn't want to come in
  • Buying new shoes
  • Older child’s school had an inset day

Our attendance policy can be downloaded by clicking here.

If you have any questions please email Sue Hancock by clicking here.