Our attendance team monitors attendance and punctuality, working closely with parents/carers to ensure our children reach their full potential.
You can contact our team in the following ways:
Our attendance target is: 97%
Attendance for the year 2016-17 was 95.11%
Attendance Counts Everyday = ACE!
OSPA have introduced a new reward for children attending for an entire school year. If your child attends everyday throughout the year they have an opportunity to win a bike.
In our outstanding learning assemblies the classes with the highest attendance are awarded with the attendance trophy, which they can keep in their classroom. Class winners are shown on our attendance display.
Lateness not only affects your child’s education – it doesn’t allow them the social time to settle with their friends, they may feel upset or embarrassed, and it disrupts the rest of the class.
The new regulations from 2016 prevent Principals granting any leave except in very exceptional circumstances:
Where there are exceptional and unforeseen circumstances that fall outside of the above the Principal reserves the right to make a final decision.
If a request meets the above exceptional circumstance but falls within the following times:
then the Principal must be convinced that absence from school is the only option. Evidence will be required for all exceptional circumstances.
If a request does not meet any of the above exceptional circumstances we have no alternative to unauthorise the holiday request and you may be issued with a Penalty Notice, £60 per parent per child if your child is absent from school on the dates requested. If a penalty remains unpaid after 21 days it will be increased to £120. If after 28 days it remains unpaid you may be summoned to appear before Magistrates to explain why your child has unauthorised absences and you may be liable for a fine of up to £1000.