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Attendance and Term Time Leave

Stannington Infant School is committed to maximising the achievement of all pupils. Good attendance and punctuality are vital if children are to attain their full potential as learners.

As children start school their patterns and routines of school attendance quickly become habits. Poor routines are hard to disestablish further up the school system. A prevention and early intervention programme that helps to establish good habits can underpin the whole of a child’s school career – and potentially their life opportunities. Young children, however, are dependent upon the adults in their life to get them to school regularly and on time. Therefore the focus must be to establish good habits and work closely with parents to improve attendance.

The school operates within a framework of local schools, including the local secondary school and is fully committed to a whole school approach to attendance and a partnership relationship with parents/carers.

Attendance Policy 2019

Every Minute Counts

Lateness = Lost Learning

The figures below are calculated over a school year.

5 minutes late each day 3 days lost!
10 minutes late each day 6.5 days lost!
15 minutes late each day 10 days lost!
20 minutes late each day 13 days lost!
30 minutes late each day 19 days lost!

Every School Day Counts

365 days in a year 190 school days Absence
100% attendance 190 days attendance 0
95% attendance 180 days attendance 2 weeks absence
90% attendance 171 days attendance 4 weeks absence
85% attendance 161 days attendance 6 weeks absence
80% attendance 152 days attendance more than half a term
75% attendance 143 days attendance 9 + weeks absence

Please complete the term time leave form to request leave of absence in term time. At least 20 days notice is required. The form should be handed in to the school office. Thank you.

Please click on the link for:

Guide to Attendance

Holidays in Term Time – Information about Fixed Penalty Notice