Ladybarn Primary School believes that regular school attendance is the key to enabling children to maximise the educational opportunities available to them.
90% attendance sounds good, but means that your child misses:
one half day each week
nearly four weeks every school year
over one school year in a school career
At Ladybarn Primary school we reward good attendance!
In assembly on a Monday the percentage attendance for each class is read out and the winning class wins the attendance trophy.
100% attendance for a week - On a Monday children will get a treat to recognise and celebrate that they have come to school every day of the previous week. They will also receive an attendance token which will be put into a class attendance box. When they receive their token and treat they will colour in a section on the class attendance chart which will be an incentive as children will be able to see who has achieved the most weeks without a day off.
If a whole class gets 100% in a week then that class will have a prize from the “goody bag”. At the end of each half term there will be a draw in assembly where 1 child will be able to win a £10 voucher. There is a big attendance assembly at the end of each term.
100% children get a badge (different colour each term)
Holidays in Term Time
In 1st September 2013 the Government rules changed in relation to holidays or trips during term time. We are no longer allowed to authorise leave for holidays or trips during term time.
Parents need to be aware that if their child is out of school for holidays or trips, legal action for unauthorised absences is taken.
Each parent/carer will receive a Penalty Notice of £120.00 for each child. This will be reduced to £60.00 if paid within 21 days of the fine being issued.
Any such Penalty Notice or prosecution may relate to your child’s attendance record both prior to and subsequence to this letter.
Each parent/carer may receive a court summons, which may lead to a criminal record and a fine.
Your child is also at risk of losing their school place.
Previously, we have authorised occasional holidays, but we are NO LONGER allowed to do this. The Government have made it very clear that children have 13 weeks holidays from school to use to go away.
We all want the best for every child in our school. We appreciate your support in this matter.
Sometimes children are too ill to come to school. Please contact school on the first morning of the absence to let us know the reason why your child is off school, otherwise it will be recorded as an unauthorised absence.
Is your child sick or absent?
Call the school office now on
0161 445 4898
Where ever possible medical appointments should take place after school or in the school holidays. If you have to take your child for a medical appointment during school time, we will need to see proof of this appointment by an appointment card or letter.