Attendance and Behaviour

Good attendance and punctuality are essential to children’s success at school. Your child should attend school each day unless he/she is absent through illness, or special permission has been given by the Head Teacher.

All absence must be explained by the parent/guardian by phoning the school on the day of absence.

When your child returns to school you must write a letter explaining why they were absent. If a child is absent for 3 days or more then medical proof will be required.Holidays during term time will not be authorised. Only in exceptional circumstances can you write to the head-teacher and ask to take your child out of school.

The head will consider any application carefully and look at:

Once your child is registered at a school, the law says you must send them to school every day and on time. Only in exceptional circumstances can you write to the head teacher and ask to take your child out of school.

The head will consider any application carefully and look at:

  • the reasons why you need to take your child out of school
  • the effect on your child’s education
  • the number of days your child will be away
  • your child’s attendance record.

The expected level of attendance for Newham school children is at least 95%; we would like to achieve level of attendance of 96% this academic year.
At home time, children need to be collected promptly from their class at 3.15p.m. Years 5 and 6 may make their own way home with parental consent and agreement from the class teacher. Children in Nursery and up to Year 3 must be collected by someone aged 16 or over.

We believe attendance is very important each week we award a certificate to the class and individual children whose attendance is the best. We also give awards for punctuality.

Should you have any questions regarding admissions or attendance please contact Mrs Dennett and Mrs Shukla through the school office.

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