Attendance

At The District CE we strive to achieve excellent rates of attendance for all our pupils. Children must attend school regularly if they are to take full advantage of the educational opportunities available to them. We work in partnership with parents to support pupil attendance and punctuality.

Parents are responsible for the following

• Ensuring that their child attends school regularly and punctually unless prevented from doing so by illness or attendance at a medical appointment.

• Contacting the school office before 9:30am on the first morning of absence. • Informing the school in advance of any medical appointments in school time.

• Making requests for leave in term time and providing school with evidence of any exceptional circumstances. Parents should give the school a minimum of 4 weeks’ notice of any leave.

• Talking to the school as soon as possible about any child’s reluctance to come to school so that a problem can be quickly identified and dealt with.

Although parents/carers have the legal responsibility for ensuring their child’s good attendance, the Head Teacher and Governors at our school work together with other professionals and agencies to ensure that pupils are encouraged and supported to develop good attendance habits. We will endeavour to provide an environment where all children feel valued, welcome and secure.

Regular school attendance is essential if a child is to make the most of the educational opportunity available to them. The school takes seriously its responsibility to monitor and promote the regular attendance of all its pupils. It acknowledges that irregular attendance seriously disrupts continuity of learning, undermines educational progress, can lead to underachievement and low attainment and impedes the child’s ability to develop friendship groups within school.

School attendance is subject to The Education Act 1996 and our school attendance policy is written to reflect these laws and the guidance produced by the Department for Education.

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Christmas Jumper Day

December 13
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Reception Nativity

December 13 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
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School Christmas Dinner

December 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Little Stars Party a.m. children

December 14 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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Reception Nativity

December 14 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am

Latest News

Take a look at our latest news posts below

Nursery Autumn 2018 blog

Nursery Autumn 2018 blog This half term in Nursery, have been settling in and exploring Autumn. We have collected apples from our orchard to create tasty apple pies for parents to try during our ‘Stay and Play morning’. To add to this, we also went on a...

Y6S Autumn 2018 blog

AUTUMN 1 Our Y6S journey begins… 6S have settled in well to life in Year 6. As the school seniors, we’ve already taken on additional responsibilities in class and all around the school, including roles as STAR monitors and members of the School Council and...

Y6AR Autumn 2018 blog

Y6AR Autumn 2018 blog It is hard to believe that half term is here already! We are incredibly proud of how quickly the children have settled into life in Year 6 and how hard they are working.  When we’ve not been strumming our ukuleles to the ‘Final...

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Merseyside,
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