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Attendance and Punctuality

 

We Reward Children for Good  Attendance.

 

Certificates and entry into prize draw for children with 100% attendance at the end of the term.

 

This terms winner was Samuel Siddique - Well Done.

 

Reward trip for the class with the highest attendance at the end of each term.

 

Certificates for children with improved attendance.

96% is the expected attendance for a primary aged child at Leigh Primary School.

We want the very best for your child, children who have poor attendance records miss vital aspects of their education and often find it difficult to catch up  missed work. They may also have difficulty in making friends and maintaining relationships with their peers. 

 

Help your child to be on time for school.

Please ensure your child is on the playground for 8:50am so that they can enter school with their class. We understand that it is sometimes difficult when relying on public transport to time your journey right, so why not get an earlier bus and bring your child to our Breakfast Club?

 

It is at the headteacher's discretion as to whether an absence is authorised or not.

 

Authorised absences may include:

  • Genuine illness
  • Medical appointments * (See Below)
  • Funeral/death of immediate family member

 

Unauthorised absences may include:

  • Birthdays
  • Parent's illness/medical appointments
  • Holidays  - each child was given a letter back in July regarding the new Government Policy on holidays in term time. Copies have been issued on 17/09/13 - further copies are available upon request.
  • Late after 9:30
  • Tiredness

 

Medical Appointments

Medical appointments should be made out of school hours if possible. If this is not possible, children brought to school before and after their appointments.

Please note, if we have written to you to tell you your child's attendance is below 90% you will be asked to provide medical evidence if your child is off school due to illness. This must be a note from the Doctor stating why your child is unfit for school, not just a medical card which only proves they have visitied a Doctor.

Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club is open daily at 8:00am to 8:30am (Children can arrive any time between 8:00am & 8:30am but breakfast will not be served after 8.30am as the staff need to clear the hall ready for whole school assemblies)

Only 50p per child per day (Nursery children may attend free of charge but must be accompanied by an adult at all times)

Lots of games and fun craft activities to enjoy.