Attendance (Our most recent attendance policy Attendance Policy – v1 May 2021.docx)
It’s important that children attend school regularly and on time. At Camblesforth Community Primary Academy, we recognise that excellent attendance leads to excellent achievement.
To promote whole school attendance, every week the classes who achieve the best attendance and above the government’s national average of 96% for primary school attendance are celebrated in assembly.
We are aware that we couldn’t improve our attendance figures without your support, and we very much appreciate parents who promote these good habits of punctuality and attendance. It is recognised where children miss chunks of learning or don’t have a calm prompt start to the day it significantly impacts on their ability to learn and make progress. Also by getting children into these good routines around attendance it stays with them as they go through the education system and onward into adult life. It is important to us that we work in partnership with you to ensure your children are in school every day and on time.
Where families are struggling with this we are always here to support and advise where we can. Please come and speak to us if you are having difficulties getting your child into school.
Thank you for your continued support on this.
Our School Day
Our school day starts at 9am and children will need to be in school by that time. Children have lunch between 12.00 and 1pm and we finish school at 3.30pm.
If your child is ill, please let Mrs Jackson, our School Administrator know, either in person or ringing school. If your child is ill for more than a day, please let us know each day.
If we do not hear from you and cannot account for why your child is not in school, we may have to implement our safeguarding policy which may result in a home visit.
If your child isn’t accounted for after 9.30 they will be recorded as absent for the session. This is why it is vital to phone the school if for some reason you are behind schedule. We would always work to support families who may be having difficulty in getting their child to school. Please don’t hesitate to make an appointment with Mr Card if you need support with this. The school is targeted on having every child in school on time so please don’t hesitate to let us know if you are finding it difficult to get your child to school on time.
Attendance for Academic year (2018-2019) was 97.02%
Attendance for Academic year (2019-2020) was 97.18%.
Let’s beat both of these this year!
The effect of absence on school progress
We do work very hard on attendance and punctuality and we would like to draw your attention to the chart below. This highlights the impact that attendance or lack of attendance can have on your child, which in turn affects the school, the school budget and how the government categorise the school in terms of attendance.
As you can see, some of the figures are quite scary and it is for your information only. Can I also reiterate that the majority of children have good attendance and this is something we are proud of and want to continue to maintain.