Bracken Edge Primary School

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Bracken Edge Primary School

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Attendance

Please e-mail us using:  [email protected] if you need any help or assistance or want to report an absence. 

What is good attendance and why is it important to us?

  • Safe, healthy and successful children
  • In school, on time, ready to learn

Children who miss school frequently are more likely to fall behind and have lower attainment. Children sometimes have to miss school because of an illness or if they have long term medical issues. If this is the case, parents should contact school the same day to let us know the reason that their child is not in school.

At Bracken Edge we work collaboratively with parents and (where relevant) other agencies to ensure that all children are encouraged and supported to attend school regularly.

Our aim is to:

  • Secure high and increasing rates of attendance
  • Raise attainment and achievement levels by having high expectations of attendance.
  • Promote the importance of good attendance to children and parents.

Good attendance is encouraged and throughout the school year there are incentives and rewards for good and improved attendance. 

PUNCTUALITY

Being late for school makes it hard for your child to learn. The school day is designed to ensure all our children receive the legal time required for each subject. It may not seem much being a few minutes late but over the course of a week it mounts up, the chart below shows how much learning time your child could miss.

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Please note the DFE (Department for Education is the Government’s department to share their views with schools and parents) and it sets the expectation that parents and carers are to ensure their children attend school 95% of the time. No child is expected to be absent from school on holiday during term time. In very exceptional circumstances, and only if your child has an excellent attendance record, the headteacher may authorise up to 10 days absence and this must be requested in advance.

If you take your child out of school without permission, you may be issued with a fine by Leeds City Council on your return, this is £60 per parent, £60 per child (eg a family of four with two parents and two children would be fined a total of £240). For more details please see Ms Ahmad, who is our attendance officer.

 

Please find below:

2022-23 Attendance Policy

Department for Education Summary of responsibilities

Department for Education Working together to improve school attendance

Our designated senior leader responsible for attendance is Miss Carr, Headteacher

our attendance Officer is Ms Ahmad

Is my child too ill for school?

NHS Guidance explaining when children should/shouldn’t be kept off school