We expect all children to attend every day, when the school is in session, as long as they are fit and healthy enough to do so. Regular school attendance is essential if a child is to make the most of the educational opportunity available to them.
St Stephen’s Primary School takes seriously its responsibility to monitor and promote the regular attendance and punctuality of all its pupils. We acknowledge that irregular attendance and punctuality: -
seriously disrupts continuity of learning
undermines educational progress
can lead to underachievement and low attainment
impedes the child’s ability to develop friendship groups within the school.
What does my child’s school attendance mean?