Fordham CE Primary School

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Attendance

We want children to be in school so that they are able to learn.  As a parent / carer, you have the legal responsibility to get your child into school on time.  Our whole school target is 96% attendance throughout the year.  At the end of each term, children are awarded with certificates if they achieve 100% attendance.

There have been significant changes to attendance requirements and those with parental responsibility can be fined if attendance drops below certain figures.  We are linked with an Educational Welfare Officer (EWO) called Mrs Burrows. On a termly basis, the EWO meets with staff to ensure all children's attendance is where it should be.  Where attendance issues have been identified, the school and the EWO decide on the level of support that the parents need to resolve the situation.  Letters will be sent to parents so that they are fully aware of their children's attendance figures.

Sometimes families find it difficult to get into school.  Let us know as we are here to help you! 

Did you know that over a five year period a child whose attendance is at 90%, will miss a half of a school year; that’s a lot of lost education!

Attendance Newsletter Spring 2018

Attendance policy

School Attendance Leaflet 2016 - LA

Authorised Absence Request

School Attendance Guidelines