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Attendance Information

Term time absences.

Attendance
It is a statutory requirement for all schools to attain attendance levels set by the Government. Coleman Primary School's attendance target this year is 96%. However the aim is for all individual pupils to have 100% attendance.

 

From September 2015 if a child’s attendance falls below 91% they will be deemed a Persistent Absentee. Coleman monitors absence of all children that fall below 96%. Lateness affects children’s attendance levels. If a child does become a ‘persistent absentee’, the school and the Local Authority have a legal duty to act to support parents to improve attendance. The school’s Education Welfare Officer also monitors attendance levels and regular meetings are held with parents where attendance is a concern.

 

Coleman Primary School bands its pupils attendance as below:

100% - outstanding

98.01% - 99.9% (with no unauthorised absence) excellent

96.01% - 98% (with no unauthorised absence) good

90.01% - 96% concerns or requires improvement

90% and under - persistent absentee

 

In line with government legislation that came in to force from 1st September 2013, we at Coleman Primary School will NOT authorise any term time absence, unless in exceptional circumstances. If you feel your situation exceptional then you will need to make an appointment to see the Headteacher.

 

If your child has unauthorised leave of absence you my either be issued with a penalty notice of £120 per parent per child (discounted to £60 if paid within 21 days), or, your case could be referred by the local authority directly to the magistrates court.

 

If an appointment needs to be within school hours we will need to see proof of the appointment card and we will expect the child to attend school before or after the appointment if possible. Please bring the appointment card with you when you collect or return your child to school and show the office staff.

 

The school has a link education welfare officer who also monitors pupil absence.

 

Each day your child is absent from school, is a day of their education they are missing out on.

 

 

LATENESS FACTS

Frequent lateness can add up to a considerable amount of learning lost and can obviously disadvantage your child.

If you are this many minutes late every day

You will lose this many days of learning a year

5 minutes

3.4 days

10 minutes

6.9 days

15 minutes

10.3  days

20 minutes

13.8 days

25 minutes

20.7 days

 

 

ATTENDANCE FACTS

 

Attendance

(%)

Days

Missed

Weeks Missed

Lessons Missed

100%

0

0

0

95%

9 ½

~ 2

40

90%

19

~ 4

80

85%

28½

~ 6

120

80%

38

~ 8

160

75%

47½

~ 9½

200

70%

57

~11½

230

 

                                Below you can see the attendance for your child’s class for the academic year so far.

                                                                             Up to half term February 2016

 

 

  RCAT -91.8%            RHB -91.9%               RLB – 92.6%

 

1GI-96%                1GR-95.1%                  1L-94.3%

 

2G-94.7%                  2J-95.8%                     2M-96.4%

 

3D-95.8%                  3LW-96%                  3V-96.2%

 

4E-96.3%               4OC-95.4%                  4S-96.8%

 

 5B-97%                  5F-97.3%                     5PO-95.4%

 

6D-97.9%                  6F-96.7%                     6L-97.3%