Meet the Attendance Team
  • Mrs Stephanie Macdonald


  • Mrs Clare Oakley

    Senior Administrator

  • Ms Rachael Mason


Reporting Absence 
To report your child absence from school please contact the school directly by 9am. You can call the office on 01752 225649 or email
The school office opens at 0815 where staff will be able to answer your call, if you call before this time or find our lines busy, there is an answerphone available. Please leave a clear message stating your name, the child's name and year group and a reason for the absence. You should include all symptoms. 
Your child should be report absent every day, school will make contact with any parents they have not heard from. 
If your child's attendance has been raised as a concern then you may be asked to provide medical evidence to support the absence. 
If you have any concerns please discuss these directly with our administrative team as listed below. 

Why is attendance important? 

We know the impact regular attendance has on your child’s learning and well-being; and that having good attendance is directly linked to raising achievement and develops skills for life and work. We have many initiatives to celebrate and support attendance in school and ask that parents/careers support the school in this by ensuring that your child attends school every day and arrives ready to learn and on time. 

If there are concerns about your child's lateness or attendance, someone from the Attendance Team will contact you. Please be open about the challenges you are facing, in order for the school to try their best to support you and your child to improve their attendance.

The link between attendance and attainment is clear:

• In 2018/19, just 40% of persistently absent (PA) children in KS2 achieved expected KS2 standards, compared with 84% of pupils who were regular attenders.

Attendance is important for more than just attainment:

• Regular school attendance can facilitate positive peer relationships, which is a protective factor for mental health and well-being.


Lateness for anyone, child or adult, can make us feel vulnerable. Walking into a settled focused classroom, trying to catch up with the lost learning and missing out on the vital start of the day opportunities prepared by teachers, contribute to making it harder for a child to feel settled and confident. If this is a regular occurrence, it can have a profound impact on your child's learning and well-being.

The attendance winner this week is:
Year 2 - 98.38%
Whole school attendance - 95.53%
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