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School Attendance

At St John’s C.E Primary School we promote outstanding attendance!

Our team work closely with our families to ensure all of our children attend school regularly and on time. Excellent attendance ensures our children access a full and rich curriculum alongside their peers enabling them to thrive and achieve their full potential.

Attendance during one school year

Equals this number of days absent in year

Which is approximately this many weeks

Which means this many lessons missed



0 days

0 weeks

0 lessons

If attendance is greater than 96% and punctuality is good each half term, this is celebrated.


No more than 8 days

 Up to 1 ½ Weeks

No more than 37 lessons


9 days

2 weeks

50 lessons

Awareness letter sent home informing child has fallen below school target 96%.


19 days

4 weeks

100 lessons

A letter will be sent home and attendance will be monitored for improvement.  If there is not improvement, then parents/carers will be invited in for a meeting.


29 days

6 weeks

150 lessons

Next steps dependent on improvement, situation and engagement.

Parents invited to attend meeting with Attendance Officer and SLT.

Step 1 – first notice given to parents.

Step 2 – 15 day notice warning issued.

Step 3 – Application for legal action made.


38 days

8 weeks

200 lessons