Bradford Road, Clayton, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD14 6HW

Tel: 01274 414761

Email: office@stanthonysclayton.org.uk

St Anthony's Catholic Primary School

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Attendance 2016/2017

 

During our last Ofsted Inspection, the inspectors noted that our overall attendance for 2012/2013 fell below the national average of 95% for primary school children. This has since risen to 96.7% in 2015/2016.  In order to ensure that our overall attendance and punctuality continues to improve we have no alternative but to take the advice of Ofsted, and that of our Governors, to bring in tougher penalties for families taking holidays during school time and other unauthorised absence. So, in line with The Bradford and Keighley Catholic Schools Partnership the following guidelines will be applied.

 

Holidays in Term Time

<!--·    Family holidays must not be booked during school time. If parents decide to take a holiday or extended leave in term time, the school will request that Children’s Services issue a Penalty Notice under section 444 of the Education Act 1996. The penalty notice is £60 per parent per child if paid within 28 days and £120 per parent per child if paid after 28 days but within 42 days. Failure to pay the Penalty Notice will result in prosecution in the Magistrates Court.

 

<!--·    When a pupil has more than 10 sessions (each day = 2 sessions) unauthorised absence in a six week period, this will result in a warning being given and the issue of a fixed penalty notice and referral to the Educational Social Work Service.

 

Medical Issues

<!--·    Medical and dental appointments must be made out of school time except those children who we know have a medical care plan.

 

<!--·    If hospital appointments have to be made in school time appointment cards/letters must be submitted to school one week prior to the appointment and copies will be kept on your child’s file.

 

<!--·    Persistent short absence due to minor illness will be investigated by our school nurse and your child’s GP. Any absence due to illness over 2 consecutive days must be validated with a Doctor’s/nurse’s note. If there is a continued pattern we have the right to request a doctor’s note for any further illness.

 

Punctuality

<!--·    All children should be on the playground for the bell ringing at 08.45. Children coming into school via the front door (after the bell has rung) will be logged daily and attendance procedures will be triggered. Our Educational Social Workers will arrange to make home visits to establish why punctuality is an issue for some families.

 

Whilst these sanctions may sound quite harsh, it is in line with most schools in the Bradford & Keighley area. Our consistent message to you, as parents, is that “Every Day Counts” and that high attendance is essential in order to ensure that all our children achieve their full potential. Thank you for your continued support.

 

 

 

Mrs M T Bannister

Headteacher

 

 

OUTSTANDING

100% - 99%

 

GOOD

98% - 97%

 

SATISFACTORY

96% - 95%

2 SCHOOL WEEKS OF LOST LEARNING

UNSATISFACTORY

94% - 90%

4 SCHOOL WEEKS OF LOST LEARNING

 

TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE

BELOW 90% IS PERSISTANT ABSENCE

89% - 76%

 

8 SCHOOL WEEKS OF LOST LEARNING

NEGLECT

75% - 70%

 

12 SCHOOL WEEK OF LOST LEARNING