EYFS (Nursery and Reception) 8.45-3.00pm - Lunch 12-1:00pm
Key Stage 1 (Year 1 and 2) 8.45-3.00pm - Lunch 12-1:00pm
Key Stage 2 (Year 3- Year 6) 8.35-3.00pm - Lunch 12.10-1:00pm
Before school club from 7.45am (please book via school office)
After school club - Rising Stars
As a school we strive to work in partnership with parents and carers to promote high attendance of children. We expect children to attend school whenever they are fit and well. If a child is absent, we ask parents and carers to call us everyday that their child is not in school.
Our Attendance Leads are Mrs. Mehan in the school office and Mrs. Kramer. Mrs. Mehan is responsible for following up on absence by telephone if we have not received a reason for absence. It is much appreciated if parents and carers can phone or email the school office before 8.35am every morning to provide reasons for absence. In line with Hertfordshire safeguarding procedures, if we can not contact parents to obtain a valid reason for absence, we refer a child to Children's Services for follow up. We work closely with the Attendance Improvement Service and refer children to them when we have attendance concerns.
We do not authorise any holidays for children of statutory school age and we contact all parents and carers who request absence for holidays to discuss their request.
As a school we retain the right to unauthorise absence if we do not receive a satisfactory reason for the absence.
Mrs. Kramer monitors attendance on a daily basis and contacts parents/carers of children with low attendance to arrange follow up meetings. We use the following approaches to support families where attendance is a concern:
Attendance Update October 2022
Week beginning 5th September
Our whole school key priority is to improve attendance. We have made a great start this week with 100% attendance in Y3! Our whole school attendance is 97.5 for this week. Well done everyone!
Week beginning 12th September
Year 5 had the highest attendance this week with 99.2%. Our whole school attendance was 97.1%
Week beginning 19th September
Year 1 and Reception had the joint highest attendance this week with 97.3%. Our whole school attendance was 95%
Week beginning 26th September
Year 3 had the highest attendance this week with 97.3%. Our whole school attendance was 95%
Well done to the 146 children who received 100% attendance for September awards.
Week Beginning 7th October 2022
Year 4 had the highest attendance this week with 97.2%.
Week Beginning 14th October 2022
Reception had the highest attendance this week with 99%.
Week Beginning 21st October 2022
Reception had the highest attendance this week with 98.67%.
100% Attendance for Autumn Term 1
Well done to the 118 children across the school who received 100% attendance certificates for Autumn Term 1.
Week Beginning 31st October 2022
Year 2 had the highest attendance this week with 99.31%.
100% Attendance for October
165 children received a reward for 100% attendance in the month of October (19 more than in September).
Well done to Year 6 who had the highest attendance this week with 97.8%.
Week beginning 14th November 2022
Year 1 had the highest attendance this week with 99.3%.
This week Year 2 had the highest attendance with 97.84%.
Well done to the 127 children who received awards for 100% attendance in November.
Year 4 had the highest attendance this week with 97.4%
Year 6 had the highest attendance this week with 92.86%. This is lower than usual. We reminded children of the importance of being in school on time and to leave home earlier to allow more time in icy conditions.
106 pupils received stickers to celebrate 100% attendance throughout the month of December.
56 pupils received certificates to celebrate 100% attendance throughout the whole of Autumn Term 2.
31 pupils received badges to celebrate 100% attendance throughout the whole Autumn Term.
We believe in the importance of recognising and rewarding good attendance at school. We appreciate that sometimes absence from school is unavoidable, therefore we acknowledge good attendance regularly and offer monthly, termly and yearly awards to maximise opportunities for children to receive a reward.
Each week the class with the highest attendance for the week receives the Attendance Cup and every member of the class receives a sticker. At the end of each month, every child with 100% attendance for that month is celebrated in assembly and receives a sticker. At the end of the term, all children with 100% attendance is celebrated in assembly, mentioned in the newsletter and receives a badge in assembly. At the end of the year, all children with 100% attendance for the year receive trophies to recognise this achievement.