At Grange we strive for at least 97% attendance for all our children.
Excellent attendance and punctuality helps support friendships at school and prepares your child for the future.
Absence from school will have a negative effect on your child’s progress. We believe working in partnership with parents and carers is the best way to improve outcome for our children.
We monitor attendance and punctuality closely and if your child is regularly absent or late, we may contact you to discuss how we can improve the situation.
We reward children for achieving 100% attendance in a week with the chance of joining Mrs Clougher and Mrs Kidd-Scannell on Top Table on Monday lunchtime.
Below is a table which highlights the impact absences can have over a school year.
Absence over a school year
Excellent - a great achievement
< 4 days
Good - well done
Up to 7.5 days
Satisfactory - aim for no further absences
Up to 11.5 days
Requiring rapid improvement
Up to 19 days
20 days +
If you are worried about your childs attendance, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Always phone on the first day of absence to inform school of the reason for absence.
Term time leave of absence will only be authorised in exceptional circumstances
Timekeeping is very important
Excellent attendance builds friendships at school
Names of any children who’s attendance fall below 85% may be invited in for a meeting
Dental and medical appointments should be made out of school time wherever possible
All absences can affect pupil achievement
Not sure, send them in
Children have a legal right to attend school
Every day counts