Attendance

Please find a copy of our Attendance Policy here


School Attendance


At Stutton CoE Primary School we expect children to attend school every day as long as they are fit and healthy enough to do so.


As a school aim to have school attendance at the school above the national average of 96%. This is because research shows that pupils who attend school regularly are more likely to do well in the future. Further regular attendance helps children to develop their confidence and to make and keep lasting friendships.


School absence



If your child is too ill to attend school please contact us either in person at the school office or telephone 01473 328531 and discuss with the admin staff or leave a message. If your child has a medical appointment you need to notify the school in advance. We ask that you only take time off for the appointment, not the whole day, unless necessary.


First day calling and notification of absence:

The school has in place a system of first day calling. This means that parents will be telephoned on the first day a pupil is absent with no explanation, to establish a reason for absence.



Requests for non-attendance:

If you are planning on a term time holiday, please collect a leave of absence form from the main office, giving where possible at least three weeks notice. Please note, you may be asked to supply evidence to support your request.


EWO involvement:

Where there is an emerging pattern of a pupil's absence, the school will invite parents to a meeting to discuss the reasons for absences. Support may be offered or put in place in order to improve a pupil's attendance. If there continues to be unauthorised absences, the matter will be referred to the Education Welfare Officer (EWO). At Cliff Lane, referrals to the EWO service may occur after six continuous sessions of unauthorised absence (three school days) or where we have identified a set pattern of unauthorised absences totalling six sessions (for example, consistently missing school on a Friday for three weeks running).