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Attendance

Kings Meadow Primary School is committed to providing excellence for children of all abilities. High attendance and good punctuality are essential for children to work to their potential, be successful and benefit from the opportunities available to them at the School. For our children to gain the greatest benefit from their education it is vital that they attend regularly.

 

Achieving high attendance is a necessity in preparing a child for future working life as an adult. Children should be at the school, on time and every day that the school is open unless the reason for the absence is unavoidable.

 

If a child is absent parents should:

  • Contact the school by 9.00am on the first day of absence; the dedicated telephone number is 01704 578512. You can leave a message or ask to speak to our Parent Support Advisor (PSA), Mrs. Sarah Mercer.
  • Send a note in on the first day that the child returns with an explanation of the absence – you must do this even if you have already telephoned us;
  • Parent/carers may also call into the school and report to office staff, who will arrange for a member of staff to speak with them.
  • For absences that exceed three days some form of medical evidence is required; this can be in the form of a Doctor’s note/copy prescription/sight of prescribed medication, etc.