Cannon Park Primary School has a duty and responsibility to ensure that our pupils have a high level of attendance. We fulfil this role by regularly monitoring the attendance of all our pupils. At Cannon Park, we would like our pupils to aim for 98% attendance and strive for 100% attendance.
It is the parent’s responsibility to ensure that their child attends school daily.
It is the parent’s responsibility to ensure that their child arrives on time every day.
It is the parent’s responsibility to ensure that their child is picked up on time every day
It is not acceptable to book a holiday in term time. If you remove your child from school for a holiday, it will be recorded as an unauthorised absence. Our policy allows for time off for truly exceptional circumstances, but these are relatively rare. A form is available from the school office and must be completed before arranging any time off. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We understand that if your child is unwell, they should not attend school. However if a child has a sniffle or is a bit tired, then we are able to look after them whilst involving them in learning activities. Please bear this in mind when you decide whether to bring them in. We will always call you if they are not coping during the school day.
Monitoring and Support
At Cannon Park, we monitor attendance daily and weekly and we make contact with any families we feel may need support, either for attendance or punctuality. It is our aim to help parents to work towards better attendance. Often parents are not aware of how repeated absences can impact their child’s education and social development.