Attendance

At Allerton Primary School and Nursery we recognise that there is a very clear relationship between the regularity with which pupils attend school and their academic achievement.


Pupils with good attendance records benefit from:
• Continuity of learning in lessons.
• Improved performance in examinations.
• Support and guidance with reading, writing and Mathematic.
• Maintaining friendships.
• Developing good habits for adult life.


We therefore ask for your support to keep absenteeism to a minimum, so that we can prepare your son/daughter effectively for their future.  Please ensure that all medical appointments are made after school or in the school holidays


Attendance Process
• If your child is absent from school you must telephone office on (01274 541587) on the first day of absence before 9.00 am and provide a reason.
• If we receive no confirmation of the reason you will receive a phone call home from our attendance officer.
• If your child is absent for more than 3 days then you will receive a phone call home from the attendance officer or a home visit to see if any support is required.
• If your child's attendance drops below 94% it will be monitored.
• If your child's attendance drops below 85% then your child will be put on the persistent absentee list.


Actions that could be taken:
• Home visit letters
• Letter 1 (2 weeks to improve)
• Letter 2 (2 weeks to improve)
• Letter 3 ( parents/carers will be invited in to a meeting to discuss their child's attendance and a formal contract will be drawn up)


If there are still no improvements your case could be passed on to the authorities for possible prosecution in either the Family or Magistrates court.


YOUR ATTENDANCE OFFICER

 

 

Julia Umpleby

Telephone: 01274 541587
Attend to achieve, every school day counts!

 

Punctuality

Your child must be in their playground for 8.55am when the bell rings. Pupils arriving at any time after 8.55am will receive a late mark.

Our attendance is improving – thank you! However, we do need to tighten our procedures on punctuality, from Monday 9th June we will be monitoring punctuality very closely as a small number of children continue to be late for school disrupting lessons and missing vital learning.


Holidays in Term Time
No holidays will be authorised for any pupils (unless in exceptional circumstances) as the lessons they miss will have a detrimental effect on their progress and academic success.


We recognise that financial pressures and work commitments sometimes make it difficult to take holidays outside of school time. However you cannot avoid the fact that your children will only have one chance to receive and outstanding education and in order for the staff at Allerton Primary School & Nursery to do their very best for your child we ask that you support us in this matter.


If you choose to take an unauthorised leave of absence then you may be at risk of a £60 per child per parent fine from Bradford City Council.

 

Attendance during one school year

Equals days absent

Which is approximately weeks absent

Which means the number of lessons missed

Absences over 5 years

95%

9 Days

2 Weeks

50 Lessons

¼ Year

90%

19 Days

4 Weeks

100 Lessons

½ Year

80%

38 Days

8 Weeks

200 Lessons

1 Year

70%

57 Days

11 ½ Weeks

288 Lessons

1 ¼ Year

60%

80 Days

16 Weeks

400 Lessons

2 Years

50%

100 Days

20 Weeks

500 Lessons

2 ½ Years