Christ Church C.E. Primary School

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 Absences and Attendance

Children have the right to a full time education.


‘Improving attendance is everyone’s business.’

​​​​​Working Together to Improve School Attendance

​​​​​​​​(DforE 2022)


As a school, we are committed to working with children, parents and outside agencies to listen, identify barriers to attendance and offer support to overcome them.

  • If your child is going to be absent please let us know as soon as possible.
  • If you know in advance please let us know in writing stating the reasons, dates and details of the absence. If this is for a medical appointment, please send a copy of the appointment letter/card to the Office. (Via Seesaw is acceptable)
  • If your child is sick please telephone school on the first day of the absence, as early as possible.
  • Attendances are monitored regularly internally by our Attendance Lead Mrs Evans and externally by the Local Authority. New regulations mean that we have to follow up any absences until we receive a response.
  • If your child is late for school he/she be brought by an adult to the office and signed in before going to the classroom.



Education Penalty Notice Warning for Non-School Attendance

Under the Education Act 1996, parents and carers have a duty to make sure their children regularly attend school. If parents or carers fail to do this, they can be prosecuted.


Working within a Code of Conduct the Local Authority can issue a penalty notice to parents or carers if a child has missed a number of sessions without permission from the school.

If your child falls within one or more of these categories within a 12-week period -

• 10 sessions (5 days) of unauthorised absence with under 90% attendance
• 20 sessions (10 days) of unauthorised absence
• persistently arrives late for school after the close of registration


If you have any worries, concerns or queries regarding your child’s attendance, please contact Mr Southern or Mrs Evans.