Attendance

Good attendance is vital if your child is to achieve and make good progress. Term time holidays are not authorised and could result in fines being issued.

Please notify us by phone (01274 833839) or email (thornton.office@focus-trust.co.uk) to let us know and explain your child’s absence. In order to ensure the safety and well being of your child, we will contact you if we have not received notification from you.

The school have the right whether or not to authorise an absence. Any persistent absences with no reason given, will be referred to the Educational Social Worker, as will any child who’s attendance falls below 85%.

Attendance is monitored daily and attendance reports are sent out each term.

Good attendance is encouraged and a shield is rewarded to the classes with the highest attendance in Key Stages 1 and 2 each week.

 

Punctuality                                                                                                                                   

Being late for school makes it hard for your child to learn. If they are 30 minutes late each day it means they are missing a half day of school every week. If your child is late by 10 minutes a day he or she will miss the equivalent of one weeks learning in a year.

If your child arrives in school after 9.30 am – they will be marked as absent for the whole morning, this affects their percentage attendance drastically.