St Mary's C of E (Aided) Primary School, Pulborough

Why is attendance so important?

Attendance and absence
Attendance in  school REALLY matters, more than ever before!
Every child has the right to education and parents are legally responsible for making sure that their child/children, once enrolled at a school, attend/s regularly and punctually. 
Regular attendance at school is the single most important factor in a child/children flourishing and achieving success. It means doing well academically, developing better relationships with other children and positive behaviour. 
All school staff work with parents to help their child attend school punctually every day and to thereby meet the legal requirement that all children of compulsory school age attend school on a regular full-time basis. 
We URGE families not to book holidays during term time. Taking your child out of school does not impact just on your child's learning but that of the other children in school too. The Department for Education wish attendance for the school to be 96.4% and we continue to aspire to this and need the parents support to do this. 
Absence impacts on your child, other people's children, staff wellbeing and our school's reputation. Only keep your child off school if they are very poorly and the best place in tucked up in bed. 
For further information please read our Attendance Policy.