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At Grange Primary School we expect children to attend school every day, as long as they are fit and healthy enough to do so.

 If children are to get the greatest benefit from their education in school, it is important that they have good attendance and arrive punctually. As children grow and prepare for their next stages of education and employment they need to see good attendance and punctuality as important qualities that are valued by others and employers.

 School education lays the vital foundations of a child’s life and research clearly demonstrates the link between regular attendance, punctuality and educational progress and attainment.

 Parents/carers and the school staff are partners in making this a success and this partnership is very important to the school. As a school, we will encourage parents and carers to ensure that your child achieves maximum possible attendance and that any problems that prevent this are identified and acted on promptly.

 If your child is unable to attend school due to illness please ensure you contact the School Office to notify them of the absence prior to 8.50am.

Where children or their families are unable to meet our high expectations for attendance and punctuality we will put into place effective strategies to support them in bringing about improvement. Mrs Towill (Learning Mentor) is happy to offer support to anyone and can be found in the School Office at the start of the sschool day or on the playground at the end of each day.

 Please note that children classed as 'persistent absentees' will be those with 90% attendance and below.