Attendance

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We expect all children on roll to attend every day, when the school is in session, as long as they are fit and healthy enough to do so. We do all we can to encourage the children to attend, and to put in place appropriate procedures. We believe that the most important factor in promoting good attendance is the development of positive attitudes towards school. To this end, we strive to make our school a happy and rewarding experience for all children.

Reporting an absence

All absences must be reported directly to the school office using one of the following methods;

 

  • Telephone 0161 764 2017
  • Email stpeters@bury.gov.uk
  • In person at the school office.
  • If a reason for absence has not been provided before 9:30am a text will be sent out to remind you to contact school.
  • If no contact has been made by 10:00am school will telephone to establish a reason for absence.
  • If there is no reply on the telephone and we still have no reason for your child’s absence, a member of staff will conduct a home visit to check that all is well.
  • If staff cannot make contact at this visit the police will be notified.

We trust that you will recognise the importance of this matter and thank you for your continued support.

Requests for leave of absence

Amendments to the 2006 pupil registration regulations do not allow Head Teachers to grant leave for a pupil to be absent for the purpose of a family holiday.  The amendments make clear that Head Teachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Parents can be fined for taking their child on holiday during term time without consent from the school.

 

Incentives

Scores on the Doors

Each week if any class achieves 100% attendance without any late arrivals they will be awarded a non-uniform day the following week. These scores will be posted outside each classroom and also on our school website. 

House Points

Any child who achieved 100% attendance in 1 week will automatically receive 5 house points.

Awards

Every half-term children with 100% attendance will receive an attendance badge, these come in a range of colours and can be collected. In addition to this if a child receives 100% attendance for a full term they will receive a bronze badge, 100% attendance for two full terms they will receive a silver badge and if they receive 100% attendance for 3 full terms (whole school year) they are awarded a gold badge and an award for excellent attendance.