Term time absences.
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.