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Eyrescroft Primary School

Primary School

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 Attendance Matters

To show how important we think good attendance is, we congratulate our children by presenting a termly certificate for 100% attendance. A weekly class certificate is awarded and each term the class with the best attendance receives a reward.

You can help us by:

  • Telephoning school before 9.30am to let us know the reason for your child's absence;
  • Only taking your child out of school for the minimum amount of time for a medical appointment - please bring them back to school after the appointment together with proof of the medical appointment if possible;
  • Only allowing your child to be absent from school due to exceptional circumstances. Please ensure you inform us.

Please refer to our 'Attendance Policy' below.


We believe good attendance and a prompt start to the day are very important in order to make sure that your child gets the education they deserve.

  • Your child will be expected to at school promptly as legal registration takes place at 8.50am.
  • Please note, if your child arrives after 8.50am they will be marked as late in the register.
  • If your child arrives after the legal registration has closed (i.e. after 9.15am) this will be recorded as an unauthorised absence.

Attendance Below 96%

This is the procedure we follow when your child's attendance falls below 96%:

Step 1: Parents/Carers made aware of attendance concerns.
  • Attendance shows no sign of improvement and remains below 96%.
Step 2: Parents/Carers invited to a meeting at School with the Assistant Principal for Attendance, Behaviour & Extended Schools.
  • Attendance continues to be a concern with no significant improvement.
Step 3: Parents/Carers requested to attend a School Attendance Meeting with the Academy Attendance Leader and the Assistant Principal for Attendance, Behaviour & Extended Schools to agree and sign an action plan.
Step 4: Attendance fails to significantly improve. Legal intervention considered.