The Importance of
Good School Attendance and Punctuality
Research shows that good school attendance impacts upon children’s success in learning. Good attendance helps children to achieve good results, helps them to fulfil their potential and gives them a chance of a better future.
At Hollybush, we are committed to ensuring that each and every child in our school fulfills their potential. To help us achieve this we want all of our children to have the best possible attendance.
We want to see all our pupils with above 96% attendance
Every day that your child is absent from school is an opportunity missed. Schools and parents / carers have a shared responsibility to ensure that children attend school regularly and on time.
Punctuality is also just as important as attendance. Hollybush Primary School starts at 8:55am every morning. It is important that children arrive in school on time as it supports them to learn good timekeeping and also reduces classroom disruption for the other children and themselves.
Parental support is critical in ensuring that children achieve in education. At Hollybush we work closely with families to support them to achieve the best possible outcomes for their children.
What can parents / carers do to help?
- Ensure your child attends school every day and on time.
- If your child is not well enough to attend contact the school by 9.00am on the first day of absence.
- Try to make dental and medical appointments outside of school time or at weekends.
- Take family holidays during the school holiday. We are unable to authorize term time holidays.
- Contact us immediately if you need help or support with your child’s attendance or punctuality.
Reporting a Childs Illness Call the school office 0113 8873310 or reply to a school text message with your childs name class and reason for illness.
Hollybush Primary school will continue to make First day of absence calls and follow up text messages should we not get a reason for absence, Letting us know what the nature of illness will allow us to authorise the absence and reduce the risk of Persistent absenteeism.
Let’s work together to achieve consistently high attendance and punctuality. There are only 190 school days in a year and we want to see every child at school every day because every school day counts!