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St Paulinus Catholic Primary School is committed to the continuous raising of achievement of all our pupils. Regular attendance is critical if our pupils are to be successful and benefit from the opportunities presented to them. Attendance and punctuality are important to allow children to achieve their full potential during their time at school.

 

As a school we consider attendance to be extremely important and would like the continued support of our parents in ensuring their child attends school regularly and on time. We have a zero tolerance policy on parents taking their children out of school to go on holiday.  Kirklees Council will issue penalty notices or it may lead to fast track prosecution at the magistrate’s court, if you are convicted, you could be fined up to £1000 and you will get a criminal record, this is regardless of your child’s attendance percentage.

 

Where ever possible please arrange for your child to have their appointments after school or in the school holiday, if you are unable to make an appointment during this time can you please arrange the appointment after 2.30pm rather than morning.

 

 

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Weekly Attendance

Current Overall Rate 96.04%

Best Performance

Class 1P and EYR

Class 5S

 

99%

98.33%

Termly Attendance

Attendance Process

 

If your child is absent from school you must telephone the office on (01924 325330) on the first day of absence before 9.30 am and provide a reason.

• If we receive no confirmation of the reason you will receive a phone call home.

• If your child is absent for more than 3 days then you will receive a phone call home to see if any support is required.

• If your child's attendance drops below 95% it will be monitored.

• If your child's attendance drops below 90% then your child will be put on the persistent absentee list.

 

Actions that could be taken:

 

Letters sent home when attendance drops below 95%

• Parents/carers will be invited in to a meeting to discuss their child's attendance and a formal contract will be drawn up)

 

After a while if there are still no improvements your case could be passed on to the authorities for possible prosecution in either the Family or Magistrates court.

 

 

Punctuality

 

 

Your child must be in their playground for 8.45am to line up. Pupils arriving into classrooms at any time after 8.55am will receive a late mark.

Holidays in Term Time

 

No holidays will be authorised for any pupils (unless in exceptional circumstances) as the lessons they miss will have a detrimental effect on their progress and academic success.

 

 

We recognise that financial pressures and work commitments sometimes make it difficult to take holidays outside of school time. However you cannot avoid the fact that your children will only have one chance to receive and outstanding education and in order for the staff at St Paulinus Catholic Primary School to do their very best for your child we ask that you support us in this matter

 

If you choose to take an unauthorised leave of absence then you may be at risk of a £60 per child per parent fine from Kirklees Council, if fines are not paid within 28 days you may be prosecuted.

 

 

Attendance Afternoon Tea

 

The afternoon tea party was great!   It was for everyone who got 100% attendance during last term.   There were 137 children there altogether (now that’s good!)    We had Oreos, strawberries, chocolate chip muffins, cheese rolls and even lemonade!   It was amazing!

 

Attendance Disco Party

The Disco party was a real treat.   We had crisps and a fruit based drink but what was really fun was being able to dance with our friends to some banging tunes. We felt special and even had a dancing competition.

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