Attendance has improved year on year over the last 3 years. This is due to incentives for pupils, parental engagement and joint agency working.

Some of the agencies we work with to address attendance and punctuality include:

  • Pupil attendance support team (PAST Team)
  • Homestart
  • School nursing team
  • Children’s social care

Attendance Trend

2013/2014 - 94.7%

2014/2015 - 95.1%

2015/2016 - 96%

Our Goal - 96.5%

“Perfect Punctuality” Whole School Competition

Classes pin up a letter each day all their pupils arrive on time. The first class to spell the words ‘Perfect Punctuality’ wins. The class decide on a treat.

In Friday’s Good News Assembly, the class with the best overall punctuality are awarded a trophy for the week.
Alarm clocks are provided as necessary to certain families.

Weekly raffle
During good news assembly, all pupils with 100% attendance for that week go into the raffle draw. The winner receives a free swim voucher courtesy of Pendle Leisure.

On a half-termly basis, termly 100% attenders are awarded school “attendance” badges.

On a weekly basis during good news assembly, the class with  the overall best attendance are awarded a trophy for the week.

End of Year
An individual prize is drawn for the 100% attender. This year, the award winning prize is a TV/DVD player! Be sure to be in school every day in order to win this prize.

Last year our whole school attendance figure was in line with the Government National Expectation figure of 96.0%. We aim to continue with our steady improving trend year on year.

  • Last year absences recorded as illness were down from 3.1% to 2.4%.
  • Last year absences recorded as unauthorised absences were down from 1.011% to 0.862% .
  • Last year absences recorded as an unauthorised holiday were down from 0.13% to 0.04%.
  • Last year lateness improved from 0.5% to 0.4%.

We are closing the gap with the following vulnerable groups:

  • Pupil Premium whole school attendance 2015/2016   95.6%
  • Pupil Premium whole school attendance 2014/2015    94.2%
  • Free School meal children 2015/2016    95.1%
  • Free School meal children 2014/2015    93.4%
  • SEN Support children 2015/2016    95.4%
  • SEN Support children 2014/2015    93.5%

Attendance pathways include:

  • Face to face conversations with parents on the yard / home visit.
  • Telephone calls / text
  • Staged letters 1, 2 and 3
  • Meetings in school with parents / outside agencies
  • Parental parenting contracts
  • Referrals to outside agencies
  • Penalty notices.

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