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St Patrick's Catholic Primary School

‘Following the loving example shown by Jesus Christ’

Attendance

Why is regular school attendance so important?

 

St Patrick's Catholic Primary School works closely with children and parents in connection with attendance in order that each child can achieve their full potential.  By law, all children of compulsory school age must receive a suitable full-time education.

 

 

Once your child is registered at school you are legally responsible for making sure that they attend regularly.  If your child fails to do so, you risk getting a penalty notice or being prosecuted.  

 

Poor school attendance has a huge impact on:

  • your child's learning
  • your child's friendships
  • your child's self esteem and confidence

 

 

 

The minimum expected attendance for a child is 95%

Keeping the school informed

If your child is absent from school please ring the office on 023 8044 8502 (option 1) and leave a message before 9.00am on each day of absence.

 

Is my child too ill to come to school?

Click on the link to find out 

Timekeeping

Timekeeping is also important in your child's education.  If your child is persistently late for school they are missing out on important instructions and work at the start of the lesson.

The school gates are opened at 8.30 each morning and the classrooms are open from 8.45am.

 

REGISTRATION IS AT 8.55AM. ALL CHILDREN ARE EXPECTED TO BE IN THE CLASSROOM AT THIS TIME.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOUR CHILD IS LATE YOU WILL BE ASKED THE REASON WHY.

 

Please can we remind parents that school finishes at 3.20pm please ensure your child is collected promptly.

 

Holidays during Term-Time

Holidays within term- time are NOT permitted.

If you wish to take your child out of school for any reason please call in at the School Office for advice.

Please be aware that you may be issued with a Penalty Notice if you take your child out of school for the purpose of a holiday.

Please note the change of date and time for the Year R and Year 6 Christmas performances - apologies for any inconvenience caused.
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