Attendance

 

This weeks superstar attendees are

ks1 - HMS HUMBER

With an attendance of:

99%


ks2 - HMS VICTORY

With an attendance of:

95.4%

 

I am Nicola Spray, the Education Welfare Officer at Strand Primary Academy. I monitor attendance of pupils and their punctuality.

School attendance and attainment are closely linked.  I work with parents to ensure children reach their full potential by attending school regularly.

I am here to help and support you in getting your child into school, on time, and ready to learn!

Below you will find detailed the current attendance figures for each class.

 

 

Green, Amber and Red Attendance System

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At Strand Primary Academy our target is:

 

96%

Did you know...

96% attendance is:

  • 8 days absence per year from school
  • the equivalent to 11 weeks missed over 7 primary school years

95% attendance is:

  • 10 days absence per year from school
  • 70 days or 14 weeks missed from a child's primary school education

90% attendance is:

  • 19 days absence per year from school
  • 133 days (almost 3/4 of a school year) missed over their primary school career

 

 What colour was your class last week?

 

Lateness

Are youHere
On
Time?

 

Lateness not only affects your child's education - it doesn't allow them the social time to settle with their friends, they may feel upset or embarrassed, and it disrupts the rest of the class.

Being frequently late for school adds up to lost learning:

Registers close after 20 minutes, any pupils attending after that time are classed as unauthorised absence.

 

Leave of Absence

In September 2013, the government released new legislation preventing Head Teachers from authorising term time holidays other than in exceptional circumstances.

We can no longer automatically accept letters from employers as a reason for approval, nor can we accept special offers, holidays as gifts or prizes as reasons to authorise the holiday.

We consider each request individually and cannot approve any leave retrospectively. If you wish to apply for a leave of absence, please complete a form which is available in our office or alternatively, click here to download a leave of absence form.

If the school does not authorise a leave of absence and you take your child out of school, or keep your child off longer than was agreed, the absence will be unauthorised and the local authority may issue a penalty notice. The fine is £60 per parent per child if paid within 21 days, rising to £120 if paid between 21 and 28 days. Non-payment may result in the case being referred for prosecution through the magistrate's court.