Holy Trinity Primary School works closely with children and parents in connection with attendance so that each child can achieve their full potential. By law, all children of compulsory school age (5 to 16) must receive a suitable full-time education. Once your child is registered at school, you are legally responsible for making sure that they attend regularly. If your child fails to do so, you risk getting a penalty notice or being prosecuted.
Holy Trinity Primary School monitors the attendance of every child in the school and, in conjunction with the Chesil Education Partnership, we will work with and support those children and their families who are not attending school without sufficient reason.
If your child is absent through illness, please contact us immediately on 01305 783200, dialing 1 to report this in a message. Please state:
- your name and your relationship with the child
- the name of the child and their class
- the reason for absence
Keeping us updated helps too and prevents extra calls to you to check on the day they are likely to return to school.
Timekeeping is also important in the education of your child – this is a life-long learning skill. If your child is persistently late they are missing out on important learning opportunities at the start of the lesson. Can we also remind parents and carers that the school gates are open from 8:40am.
Key Stage 1 (Reception, Years 1 and 2) should be in for registration in class by 09.00am. The school day finishes at 3.00pm.
Key Stage 2 (Years 3, 4, 5 and 6) should be in for registration in class by 08.55am. The school day finishes at 3.15pm
If a child is late they must report to the Office so that registers can be updated. If your child arrives within 15 minutes of registration time, they will be marked late. After this time, they will be marked as unauthorised late.
Holidays in term time
Holidays in term time will not be authorised and will be referred to the Chesil Education Partnership for consideration (read the CEP statement on term-time absence). This may result in a fixed penalty notice or Court proceedings. It is important that parents understand that a period of time out of school will only be authorised by Mrs Daykin in extreme circumstances. Please ensure that you notify us by completing a request form, which you can obtain from the school office.
At Holy Trinity Primary School we like to encourage and praise children who attend school regularly. Our newly appointed Attendance Officer; Sally Ludlow will work closely with families providing support to help overcome barriers in improving attendance.
Next term Sally will be introducing opportunities to win exciting prizes through celebrating good punctuality and attendance.