Little Sutton C of E Primary School recognises the importance of good attendance and the impact it has on children’s progress, attainment, enjoyment of learning and relationships within school. Good attendance helps a child to realise their potential and ensure they are motivated, confident and enjoy a diverse range of curricular opportunities and experiences.
Our school policy and prospectus promote good attendance, which is recognised and rewarded as an achievement. The school monitors attendance and ensures quick and early intervention if a problem is identified. We recognise that whole school preventative and proactive approaches are key to promoting children wellbeing and attendance. A child must attend school every day that they are required to do so unless an exceptional circumstance applies.
How to report absence
The school has a duty to safeguard all its pupils. If a child is absent, the parents/carers should inform the school on the first day of absence and each following day of absence, stating the reason.
School office contact: Mrs E. Wilson (Monday – Thursday) or Ms C. Wilson (Friday)
Tel: 0151 312 8338
The name and contact details of the senior leaders responsible for the strategic approach to attendance in school are:
Mrs Z. Carciero (Executive Principal) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs H. Davies (Executive Vice Principal) – email@example.com
Holidays during term time
Should you choose to take a holiday with your child during term time, a Fixed Penalty Notice will be requested by the school nominated person on your child’s return to school. The notice will then be issued to you (and husband/wife/partner) by the local authority in accordance of section 44 of the Education Act 1996.
The current rates payable by parents are £60 where the amount is paid within 21 days and £120 where the amount is paid within 28 days. This charge is per parent/carer per child. If the fixed penalty notice remains unpaid this could lead to prosecution in the magistrate’s court.