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Attendance and Punctuality

Trowell C of E Primary aims to ensure that all children receive an education that maximises opportunities for each pupil to realise their full potential.  Our target for attendance is 97% and above (this is no more than 6 days of absence over the whole year).

The school will strive to provide a welcoming, caring environment, whereby each member of the school community feels valued and supported.

School staff will work with pupils and their families to ensure each pupil attends school regularly and punctually.




The main reason children are absent from school is due to illness. Keeping healthy so your child is able to attend school more regularly is an important part of your child’s life. Parents can also help by ensuring their children stay healthy by taking exercise, getting enough sleep and eating a healthy diet.


Good Common Sense

Use good common sense when deciding whether your child needs to stay at home. Work on the basis that sick children belong at home and well children belong in school.  Please remember that early morning aches and pains often pass, so don’t keep your child at home ‘just in case’ when they could be learning in class.


Good Attendance

Having a good education will help to give your child the best possible start in life. We believe that children who do not attend school regularly are more likely to:-

  • Fall behind in their school work
  • Find it difficult to make and keep friends
  • Be unhappy at school


Setting good attendance patterns from an early age will also help your child later on. Employers want to recruit people who are reliable. So children who have a poor school attendance record may have less chance of getting a good job.


What is Good Attendance?

The Government’s target for school attendance is 97% and above.  This is also the target for Trowell C of E.