Bracebridge Infant and Nursery School
Attendance is a key priority for our school. It is important that our children are in school every day as it helps to establish good learning and daily routines.
The Staff and Governors are fully committed to developing good attendance habits for all our pupils; the principle of regular attendance and good punctuality applies to all children.
“Rise and shine and be on time
Beat the gate and don’t be late
Try to be here every day
Come to school to learn and play!”
Lateness is also classed as absence. If a child misses ten minutes of the school day on a daily basis this adds up to six and a half days over the school year!
If a child arrives late parents will have to complete a log sheet explaining the reason for being late
Throughout the school year we will keep you updated with your child’s attendance figure. Our attendance target for all children is 97% and any child with attendance below 85% will be classed as a persistent absentee.
A school attendance of 90% may sound good but this actually means your child is missing half a day of school every week. Add this up over their whole time in school and it works out at over one year’s absence!
At the end of every term, all children who have had 100% attendance for that term will be presented with a reward star in assembly. One star will then be picked to receive our end of term attendance prize. All stars are then displayed on our Nemo and Dory Attendance Board in the school hall. At the end of the school year in July, all the stars are placed into a draw to pick the winner of our star prize!