Good attendance is essential if pupils are to take full advantage of school and gain the appropriate skills, which will equip them for life. It is important to ensure that our most vulnerable pupils are given the same opportunities, which may mean extra support in certain cases.

The school aims to achieve good attendance, 96%, by operating an attendance policy with which all stakeholders can work in partnership. The school will monitor attendance and ensure quick and early intervention if an attendance issue is identified.

All staff will encourage good attendance and it will be seen as an achievement.

Carcroft Primary School’s Attendance pages are guides to help parents/carers understand their responsibilities in regards to attendance and punctuality at school and the legal consequences surrounding non-attendance. Attendance at Carcroft Primary School is one of our key priorities. Regular attendance is crucial to children’s progress and success in school and to their later life chances and is therefore strongly promoted by our school. One of the most important things you can do for your child’s future is to make sure they go to school every day unless illness prevents it. Missing school means missing out. The more a child misses, the harder it is for them to catch up. If your child is between 5 and 16 years old and is a registered pupil at a school, it is your legal responsibility to make sure they attend school regularly.

Our Aims 

  •  To improve the quality of school life
  •  To create a culture in which good attendance is ‘normality’
  •  To demonstrate to all stakeholders that the school values good attendance and to recognise that good attendance is an achievement in itself
  •  To be consistent in implementation, both in terms of rewards and consequences
  •  To value the individual and be socially and educationally inclusive


Attendance Policy 2016/2017