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Lyng Primary School

Learning & Growing Together

Attendance

 

We pride ourselves on a high level of pupil attendance and this emphasis needs constant reinforcement and support from parents.  We are grateful for the co-operation of parents who are asked to adopt the following procedures: -

Please note that on the first day of your child’s absence, it is vital that you inform school.  You can send a text to 441212851042 or phone 0121 553 1480 and speak to the Attendance Officer before 8.30 am. Please ask for Mrs Knight

Persistent absence or late arrivals will be picked up and referred to our Attendance & Prosecution Officer who will contact parents to discuss the matter.  Also when a child has been off school, a note should be brought in on return to school. Please provide medical evidence.

If a child is late arriving at school, parents must come into school and sign in electronically, alongside informing a member of staff with your child’s meals arrangements. 

Under new Government guidelines, no leave of absence during term time will be authorized.

If you know your child will be off school for any reason, school needs to be informed as soon as possible.

Every week a draw takes place for children with 100% attendance and no lates, the winner gets £5.00.  We also have a treat once a term for children with 100% attendance (no lates). A school trip is organized for those children who have achieved 100% attendance (no lates) for the entire year.

Failure to observe these procedures will result in a child being identified as having an unauthorised absence, which is then reported to the Attendance Officer who will try to make contact. Information will be passed to Attendance + Prosecution for continuous absences. Fines up to £1,000 can now be issued to those parents who do not ensure a reasonable percentage of attendance for their children.