Longroyde Primary School is committed to ensuring our pupils achieve the
best possible outcomes and good school attendance is key to achieving
this aim. We will work hard to provide a safe and welcoming environment
for your child and will monitor attendance closely.
Good school attendance improves your child’s chances of success in life.
There is clear evidence of the link between good attendance at school and
high levels of achievement.
If your child has an attendance level of 90%, they will have missed one
day a fortnight in school. Over a school year this will represent four weeks
of absence. If this level of absence were maintained for a five-year period
it would mean half a school year would have been missed. We would really
appreciate your help in ensuring that your child has good school
attendance. If there is a concern, we will write to you and talk with you so
that we can work together to identify any barriers that may be preventing
your child from attending school and ensure support is put in place. We
may also contact Calderdale Council for advice and support or other
organisations that may be able to help. It is hoped that this will be
successful in improving attendance. Please note that if your child’s
attendance falls below 94% or absences are not routinely authorised then
you may be asked for additional evidence to support the absence.
Where support has failed to address attendance issues, we will contact
you again to invite you to a meeting where we can identify the reasons why
attendance has not improved and change or adjust the intervention where
We are determined to ensure that all pupils have the opportunity to achieve success and
have an excellent record of attendance. If, following additional support, attendance does
not improve sufficiently, you will be invited to meet with the school and any other external
agencies. This meeting is an opportunity to meet and discuss why your child has a high
absence rate and seek solutions to any problems.
It is hoped that such measures will not be needed and that your child will have a good
record of attendance, is happy and achieves the best possible outcomes.
Please find a copy of our attendance policy on our school website where contact details
are provided for key staff and where the processes for monitoring attendance and
punctuality are detailed. We look forward to welcoming your child into Longroyde Primary
School this academic year.