Good attendance at school is key to ensuring children get the education they need. Non-attendance will mean that your child/ren may miss vital parts of the curriculum. The statistics below illustrate how absence can impact upon children's learning.
We understand that sometimes there are unavoidably medical appointments that need to be attended but where possible children should be in school every day from 9am – 3.15pm. Lateness can also impact detrimentally on the children's education; after 10 minutes this is recorded as an unauthorised absence. Please ensure that the school is notified when your child is absence, our office staff will ring on the first day of absence if they have not heard from you.
Attendance for the academic year 2018-2019 was 96.7% at Wormegay and 96.04% at Runcton Holme, these are increases upon previous years, however we are still working towards achieving 98%. To the point at which lockdown regarding Covid-19 was imposed, attendance stood at 96.18% at Runcton Holme and 96.33% at Wormegay.
Attendance reviews are carried out half termly, we will write to parents where attendance is below 90% and is a cause for concern. Attendance below 90% falls into the persistent absentee category and will be raised with the attendance officer.
Good attendance is rewarded – each term children with attendance of 100% or above are awarded an attendance certificate, children with 100% attendance at the end of the year also receive an attendance trophy.
We do not authorise any holidays in term time and holidays taken will be marked as unauthorised.
Our school's attendance policy can be seen by clicking on the link below: