It is important that children are in school as much as possible. Everyday that they miss, is a day of learning that won’t be repeated and often can’t be ‘caught up’.
We aim for every child to have an attendance of 95%+ across the whole year. As incentives, we reward those children who have an attendance of 95%+ each term.
Whole school 2016-2017: 94.4%
Whole school 2017-2018: 93.6%
Whole school 2018-now: 93.6%
In a 6 week term (30 school days), 1 day is equal to 3.3% absence.
If your child is too unwell to attend school, please contact the school office first thing in the morning and on every day of the absence.
We closely monitor the attendance of every child and some parents are invited in to discuss their child’s attendance (below 95%) with Mrs Hawkins, our Familiy Liaison Officer.
Penalty notices may be issued following the guidance set by Kent County Council.
You can find out more on the Kent County Council website.