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Moments Matter, Attendance Counts!

The government has launched a new national campaign to remind parents and carers of the importance of school attendance: Moments Matter, Attendance Counts.

We regularly remind you of the importance of good punctuality and attendance and the negative impact poor attendance has on your child’s educational attainment and social and emotional development. In 2018/19, just 40% of persistently absent children nationally (those with less than 90% attendance) in KS2 achieved expected KS2 standards, compared with 84% nationally of pupils who were regular attenders.

The NHS and the Chief Medical Officer have informed schools that it is usually appropriate for parents and carers to send their children to school with mild respiratory illnesses, including general cold symptoms  like a minor cough, runny nose or sore throat.

Please see the letter sent to school leaders:

For further advice on attendance, the Moments Matter campaign and the use of penalty notice fines, please go to:

From the first day of term to the last, the small moments in a school day make a real difference to your child.

Our school’s target attendance is 95% plus! See our full policy and procedures for attendance below:

Attendance Policy