Attendance Matters

Being at school is a very important part of any child’s life. It enables them to learn, to make friends, to gain important knowledge and to develop a variety of skills which will prepare them for adult life. School and parents/carers are partners in making this a success. As parents/carers it is your legal responsibility to make sure that your child makes the most of this opportunity by attending regularly.

Repeated lateness is an unsettling start to the school day for both the child and school. Children will miss out on important learning opportunities at the start of the day.

Regular or prolonged absence, in any year group, results in limited progress and low levels of attainment. Children quickly begin to fall behind their peers and often never fully catch up with gaps in their skills and knowledge.

MPA Attendance Absence and Punctuality Policy

Please see NHS Guidelines on Illness for Government guidelines for schools and nurseries about when children should be kept off school and when they shouldn’t.