Here at St Clare's R C Primary School our Pupil Attendance expectation is 97% and above.
Our current Whole school attendance is 96.5%
Our Pupil Attendance Monitors deliver all Attendance News to the School during Assembly
Throughout the year we reward excellent attendance in various ways.
All children in on time each day, receive a house token.
Children receive 100% certificates each Half Term.
Each half-term all children who have 100% are entered into a prize draw, a prize is awarded to a child in each year group.
School opens to pupils at 8.50 am, with the school day starting promptly at 9.00 am.
We also have breakfast club available, this opens at 7.45 am and costs £1.50 per child (you must book this through the gateway app.
In our Junior building a times-table club commences at 8.00 am for Pupil in Y2 to Y6, this is free of charge.
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REQUESTS FOR LEAVE OF ABSENCE
All requests for leave of absence in term time must be made in writing. (Please hand in at the main school office)
Not all leave of absence requests will be authorised. Unauthorised absence could lead to a Fixed Penalty Fine being enforced.
This is in the amount of £120 per parent, per child. This is reduced to £60 per parent, per child if paid within 21 days.
Payment between 21 and 28 days will £120 per parent, per child.
As a school we actively monitor school attendance.
If your child is absent from school, IT IS YOUR responsibility as a Parent/Carer to inform the school.
How to report your child absent
You can message through the School Gateway app, email : email@example.com or telephone 0161 740 4993, please clearly state your child's name, class and the reason for absence
Not informing the school of the reason for absence could result in the absence not being authorised.
You could also receive a home visit from our Attendance Officer.
You may receive a request from school, to provide medical evidence for illness absence.
This can be in the form of
a doctor's appointment card (if you are unable to secure a GP appointment you can attend the Walk-In Centre),
a tear of slip from a prescription
a prescribed labelled medicine bottles/box
a pharmacy appointment card
If you are experiencing any issues with attendance, you can contact our Attendance Officer, Sarah Burgess-Hamlett, who can offer help and advice or refer you to the Early Help Service.
All our local Pharmacies are part of the Minor Ailment scheme,
you can register your child with them and they could prescribe items to help with the following
- mild skin conditions, such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, impetigo, athlete's foot
- coughs and colds, including blocked nose (nasal congestion), and sore throats
- bruises, sunburn, and minor burns and scalds
- constipation and piles (haemorrhoids)
- hay fever, dry eyes and allergies (including rashes, bites and stings)
- aches and pains, including earache, headache, migraine, back pain and toothache
- vomiting, heartburn, indigestion, diarrhoea and threadworms
- period pain, thrush and cystitis
- head lice (nits)
- conjunctivitis, cold sores and mouth ulcers
- warts and verrucae
- nappy rash and teething
If you do not provide medical evidence this could lead to absences being unauthorised.
If your child has unauthorised absence, you could receive a Fixed Penalty Warning letter.
If you receive this letter, please contact the school to speak to the Attendance Officer, who can explain this letter, why it has been issued and what help is available to you to stop further unauthorised absence occurring.
Further unauthorised absence could result in the Local Authority issuing you with a Fixed Penalty Fine.
You may also receive a letter inviting you to a meeting to discuss your child's attendance, it is important you attend this meeting, as help can be offered before legal action is enforced.
10 Tips to help you and your child make getting to school easier
Help them get their school bag packed the night before
Make sure their uniform is ready especially after the holidays or weekend
Get them to bed at a reasonable time so they have a good night's sleep
Set the alarm clock early enough to allow plenty of time to get ready properly
Make sure they have some breakfast
Start walking early enough so they won't be late: punctuality is important
Check to make sure they have everything they need - Book Bag, PE kit, packed lunch
If your child is finding the work too hard speak to the teacher
Talk to your child about what they did in school today