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St Peter's Brafferton Church of England VA Primary School

Aspiring, believing and achieving together

Attendance Policy

If your child is too ill to attend school please let us know by telephone (01423 360250) or email before 9.15am.  If we do not hear from you we will contact you after 9.15 am.  We do this as part of our safeguarding policy because we want to know that your child is safe.  If your child becomes unwell during the school day we will contact you.  It is therefore imperative that you give us up to date contact numbers and notify us of any temporary or permanent changes.  


If your child has had a vomiting or diarrhoea bug, then a period of 48hrs away from school should be observed. This is to protect other children and staff at school from cross infection. 


Our aim at St Peter’s is to support parents/carers and pupils in establishing the highest levels of punctuality and attendance, thus ensuring that all pupils have full and equal access to the curriculum.


Research shows a clear link between regular attendance and educational progress and attainment; even an occasional day of absence can impact negatively on a child’s progress. As a school, we encourage parents and carers to ensure that their children arrive promptly and attend regularly, unless the reason for absence is unavoidable.  


We expect that all pupils will:

  • attend school every day
  • arrive punctually at 8.50 am and be sitting in class, ready to start at 9 am
  • bring in all items needed – including diary, reading book, PE kit and homework

We expect that all parents/carers will:

  • ensure regular school attendance, according to their legal responsibilities
  • ensure that their child arrives at school punctually and fully prepared for the school day
  • ensure that they contact the school daily and before 9 am by telephone on 01423 360250 to inform us of absence (the answer machine is available out of school hours)
  • discuss any issues which may affect attendance with class teacher or with the Headteacher

Click here to read our Attendance Policy

Click here to read "Information for Parents/Carers - Rights and responsibilities relating to school attendance and behaviour”