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Good attendance at school is not just valuable, it's essential. It means that a child's education is not disrupted and this results in increased academic success.  As well as this, going to school helps to develop self-confidence, independence and friendships.

School keeps children safe, it educates them, it prepares them for their future.


Absence & Attainment

Did you know... ?

There are 190 days in a school year, leaving 175 non-school days for family holidays and routine appointments.  


Children have the best chance of success if their school attendance is between 95 – 100%


 According to the Department of Education, a ‘persistently absent child’ is one who misses school for at least 10% of the time.

90% of attendance means that your child misses one day every two weeks and this will add up to nearly four weeks over the year.


Reporting an absence

All absences must be reported to the school office by 8.50 by either:

> Telephone 01162872188, press 1 and leave your child's name, class and reason for absence.
> Email with your child's name, class and reason for absence.



Parents should be aware that the school follows the UK Government's directive on holiday absence in term time because of the disruption caused to pupils' learning.  Holidays should not be taken in term time and will be refused.  Please do not ask for family holidays to be authorised.

Click on the link below for the latest Government guidance:


For further information about the importance of attendance at Glenfield Primary School, please see the document attached below: