Attendance at St John’s Primary School
This year St John’s School is making good attendance a top priority. By improving our attendance rates, we will improve the standards that our children achieve and provide them with better chances for life, however we can only achieve this with your full support.
Attendance is tracked by the school. If a child has an attendance level of below 90% this means they will have missed an average of one day a fortnight in school. Over a school year this will represent four weeks of absence.
If your child’s absence drops below 95% you will receive a letter informing you and you may be asked to provide medical proof of your child’s illnesses, if your child’s attendance drops below 90%, illness absences must be supported with evidence such as a GP’s appointment card or prescription, or a hospital letter. Where absences are not supported by such evidence, your child’s absence will be recorded as “unauthorised” and this has the potential to impact on your child’s overall absence figure and could result in legal action.
Please contact the school on 01305 785711 and leave a message on the 24 hour absence line or email email@example.com before 9.30am stating the exact reason for absence e.g.: cold/cough, sickness etc., please do not state ‘”unwell” or similar. If the reason given is vague, the office team will be asked to call you to clarify.