Please remember to telephone the office before 8.45am if your child is absent from school so we can record the reason, otherwise the absence will be classed as unauthorised. If you telephone school it enables us to make sure that children who walk to school alone are absent with their parents’ permission.If we do not receive a message we will contact parents either by telephone or text.
Holidays in term time
Holiday or days off in school time are not permitted except in exceptional circumstances. The Head teacher will review each application and will give you an answer as soon as possible. Holidays in term time may lead to a £60 per child, per parent Penalty Notice which will be issued once your child/children return to school from their holiday.
At Barton Clough Primary we are working very hard to improve attendance and punctuality. It is vital that children attend school every day so that they have the best chance of reaching their full potential – every day counts!
Coming to school every day helps children to learn new exciting things, build lasting friendships and promotes self-esteem and confidence.
A child with 90% attendance may seem good, but it actually means that you child would miss:
- one half day each week.
- nearly four weeks of a school year.
We understand that children will miss school due to illness or other unforeseen circumstances, but we urge parents to send children in when they are well enough to attend. For information about attendance procedures please see our school attendance policy
The school has a number of support strategies in place to help ensure that all pupils can achieve full attendance, these include:
- regular monitoring of attendance and punctuality.
- termly winners of Attendance Certificate.
- 100% Attendance Certificates and treat for every child who attends school every day.