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Attendance

It is a statutory requirement for all schools to attain attendance levels set by the Government. St Mary’s Fields Primary School's attendance target this year is 96%. However the aim is for all individual pupils to have 100% attendance.

 

If a child’s attendance falls below 91% they will be deemed a Persistent Absentee. St Mary’s monitors absence of all children that fall below 96%. Lateness affects children’s attendance levels. If a child does become a ‘persistent absentee’, the school and the Local Authority have a legal duty to act to support parents to improve attendance. The school’s Education Welfare Officer also monitors attendance levels and regular meetings are held with parents where attendance is a concern.

 

St Mary’s Primary School bands its pupils attendance as below:

100% - outstanding

98.01% - 99.9% (with no unauthorised absence) excellent

96.01% - 98% (with no unauthorised absence) good

90.01% - 96% concerns or requires improvement

90% and under - persistent absentee

 

In line with government legislation that came in to force from 1st September 2013, we at St Mary’s Fields Primary School will NOT authorise any term time absence, unless in exceptional circumstances. If you feel your situation exceptional, then you will need to make an appointment to see the Mrs Nott, the Head Teacher.

 

If your child has unauthorised leave of absence you my either be issued with a penalty notice of £120 per parent per child (discounted to £60 if paid within 21 days), or, your case could be referred by the local authority directly to the magistrates court.

 

If an appointment needs to be within school hours we will need to see proof of the appointment card and we will expect the child to attend school before or after the appointment if possible. Please bring the appointment card with you when you collect or return your child to school and show the office staff.

 

The school has a link education welfare officer, Sadie Cadney, who also monitors pupil absence.

 

Each day your child is absent from school, is a day of their education they are missing out on.

 

LATENESS FACTS

Frequent lateness can add up to a considerable amount of learning lost and can obviously disadvantage your child.

If you are this many minutes late every day

You will lose this many days of learning a year

ATTENDANCE FACTS

We previously used to publish class termly attendance percentage prior to the pandemic. COVID has obviously impacted school attendance everywhere.

 

The school's  attendance levels in January 2022 were at 94.2% which is in line with the Local Authority attendance levels which are also 94.2%. Currently (27/05/2022) our attendance is 94.5%

 

Whilst we are cautious as COVID is still impacting the attendance of our pupils, we are beginning again to publish our attendance figures. (see below)

 

Attendance for compulsory school age pupils

Autumn Term 2021

23/08/2021 to 24/12/2021

Number of Sessions

 

Group

Authorised Absences

Unauthorised Absences

Possible

% Attend

HAWTHORN

6

0

147

95.9

1MG

181

165

4266

91.9

1CA

190

82

4334

93.7

2RM

117

53

4352

96.1

2RF

185

63

4570

94.6

3LH

175

41

4194

94.8

3CD

161

71

4235

94.5

4DS

219

18

4203

94.4

4CK

171

101

4518

94.0

5TJ

189

57

4308

94.3

5HB

161

51

4159

94.9

6OH

123

43

4373

96.2

6RK

168

48

4282

95.0

Totals

2046

793

51941

94.5

 

 

Autumn 2021 and Spring 2022 Terms combined

 

Period: 23/08/2021 to 08/04/2022

Percentage of Sessions

 

Group

Authorised Absences

Unauthorised Absences

Possible

% Attend

HAW

4.4

0.0

100.0

95.6

1MG

4.3

3.2

100.0

92.5

1CA

4.7

1.2

100.0

94.1

2RM

3.3

1.4

100.0

95.3

2RF

3.9

1.0

100.0

95.0

3LH

4.5

1.0

100.0

94.6

3CD

3.9

1.8

100.0

94.2

4DS

4.9

0.7

100.0

94.3

4CK

3.6

2.2

100.0

94.2

5TJ

4.1

1.4

100.0

94.6

5HB

4.3

1.4

100.0

94.3

6OH

4.1

1.2

100.0

94.8

6RK

4.8

1.8

100.0

93.4

Totals

4.2

1.5

100.0

94.3

 

 

Spring Term 1 2022

03/01/2022 to 11/02/2022

Number of Sessions

 

 
   

Group

Authorised Absences

Unauthorised Absences

Possible

% Attend

HAWTHORN

0

0

56

100.0

1MG

73

44

1620

92.8

1CA

137

2

1630

91.5

2RM

72

31

1724

94.0

2RF

63

22

1724

95.1

3LH

101

19

1674

92.8

3CD

98

31

1578

91.8

4DS

98

13

1636

93.2

4CK

78

37

1678

93.1

5TJ

60

21

1614

95.0

5HB

70

10

1424

94.4

6OH

119

21

1646

91.5

6RK

117

28

1610

91.0

Totals

1086

279

19614

93.0

 

 

 

Spring Term 2

 

Period: 21/02/2022 to 08/04/2022

Percentage of Sessions

 

Group

Presents

AEA

Authorised Absences

Unauthorised Absences

Possible

% Attend

HAW

85.7

5.7

8.6

0.0

100.0

91.4

1MG

92.1

1.4

4.4

2.1

100.0

93.5

1CA

95.4

1.4

2.7

0.5

100.0

96.8

2RM

94.6

0.0

4.0

1.3

100.0

94.6

2RF

95.9

0.0

3.9

0.1

100.0

95.9

3LH

95.2

0.3

3.8

0.8

100.0

95.5

3CD

95.4

0.0

2.5

2.1

100.0

95.4

4DS

95.2

0.0

3.5

1.3

100.0

95.2

4CK

95.6

0.0

2.2

2.1

100.0

95.6

5TJ

95.0

0.0

3.5

1.5

100.0

95.0

5HB

92.7

0.1

5.1

2.1

100.0

92.8

6OH

92.8

1.6

4.2

1.4

100.0

94.3

6RK

90.6

1.3

4.8

3.3

100.0

91.9

Totals

94.2

0.5

3.7

1.5

100.0

94.7

 

 

 

Summer Term  1

 

Period: 25/04/2022 to 27/05/2022

Percentage of Sessions

 

 

Group

Presents

AEA

Authorised Absences

Unauthorised Absences

Possible

% Attend

1MG

95.8

0.0

2.1

2.1

100.0

95.8

1CA

92.9

0.0

5.2

1.9

100.0

92.9

2RM

95.1

0.0

3.8

1.1

100.0

95.1

2RF

96.0

0.0

1.7

2.2

100.0

96.0

3LH

97.1

0.0

2.3

0.6

100.0

97.1

3CD

94.8

0.3

3.2

1.7

100.0

95.1

4DS

94.3

1.0

3.4

1.3

100.0

95.3

4CK

90.4

0.8

3.7

5.1

100.0

91.2

5TJ

94.6

0.9

3.0

1.6

100.0

95.5

5HB

96.1

1.1

1.7

1.1

100.0

97.2

6OH

83.4

13.9

0.8

1.9

100.0

97.3

6RK

84.2

12.8

1.7

1.3

100.0

97.0

Totals

92.9

2.6

2.7

1.8

100.0

95.4

 

 

 

Our current attendance percentage for 2021/22 is  94.3% (25/03/2022)

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