It is of vital importance that we return to our high expectations of attendance. All pupils are expected to attend every day, unless they are too unwell to do so. Absence is not authorised for holidays, days out or sibling/family illness. We expect pupil attendance to be above 95%, unless there are exceptional circumstances.
Good attendance at school for pupils means better attainment, wellbeing and wider life chances.
The attendance team at PRPS is comprised of the Headteacher, Pupil Premium Champion, Family Liaison Officer and School Administrator. The team meets every 3 weeks to monitor and track attendance and discuss any concerns and follow-up actions. The team will always offer support in the first instance to those children and families that are identified as requiring help with good attendance.
Thank you for your support in ensuring your child attends school regularly and please do not hesitate to contact the school if you would like any further guidance or help regarding good attendance.
The government has published two key documents regarding attendance. Links to these can be found below.
Report a Student Absence
Please click on the below link to complete the form for your child's absence.
This week's whole school attendance report (06/11/23- 10/11/23) is 96.7%
The class with the best attendance this week is Class 5 with 100% - Congratulations!!!!
Whole school attendance to date (04/09/23 - 10/11/23) is 94.72%
Leave of Absence Form
We understand that children have minor illnesses e.g. viruses and infections.
When your child is absent, please e-mail the school office email@example.com on the first day of absence before 8.45am. You should include the reason for your child's absence the length of time you are expecting them to be absent.
If no telephone call or email is received, parents will automatically receive a text message asking them to reply stating the reason for absence. Parents can reply to the text message free of charge. If a message or letter is not received when your child returns to school, the absence will be recorded as “unauthorised”.
In the event that your child has had symptoms of vomiting and/or diarrhoea, they should not be sent school until at least 48 hours has passed, since the last bout. The same procedure will be expected to be followed should your child be sent home from school for vomiting and/or diarrhoea.
If you are struggling, for any reason, with Attendance or Punctuality issues, please speak to Mrs Priestnall, our Family Liaison Officer, or Mrs Brightman, our School Administrator, about what support we may be able to offer you.
School begins at 8.45am. Please can you ensure that your child arrives at school on time. Any child arriving later than 8.45am should enter school via the main entrance reporting to the school office.
Arriving at school on time every day is an important job for parents and children.
Being punctual and ready to work are important life skills that we try to develop in school to equip children for working life.
When your child is late they are rushing and get off to a bad start.
If a child is late 15 minutes every day, that is the equivalent of 95% attendance.
A reminder to please collect your child promptly at the end of the school day.