Attendance:

Good attendance is vital if your child is to achieve and make good progress. Please help to raise attendance by thinking twice about whether your child really needs to be absent from school. We monitor attendance daily and send home attendance reports (every half term).  Good attendance is encouraged, and each class which achieves an attendance score of 96% or above weekly will get a roll of the dice in our school Classopoly game to win prizes and receive the attendance trophy. At the end of every term, children who achieve 100% attendance will receive a badge and a certificate and prizes will be awarded at the end of the school year.

 

Punctuality:

Being late for school makes it hard for your child to learn. If your child is late by 10 minutes a day, he or she will miss a week's education per year.

 

What to do if your child is ill:

If your child is unable to attend school, please let us know by using the following contact details:

Telephone 01977 558395 or email absence@smawthorneprimary.org preferably before 9.30am.

It is important that we are informed of your child's absence to ensure their safety and well-being.  If we do not hear from you, then our Learning Mentors will contact you regarding the absence via telephone or through our system of Parent Mail. If we are unable to make contact by the third day of absence, then our Learning Mentors will make a home visit.  

 

Holidays During Term Time:

Holidays during term time will only be authorised in exceptional circumstances.  If you take your child out of school for an unauthorised term time holiday, this will be passed on to the Education Welfare Officer, and a penalty fine will be issued.  Current charges are £60 per parent, per child if paid within 21 days; rising to £120 per parent, per child if paid within 28 days.