Every school day counts!
Children need to attend school regularly to benefit from their education. At St John’s Infants we firmly believe that every lesson counts, as does every day at school. For a child to reach their academic potential high attendance at school is essential. We expect children to attend school if they are fit enough to do so. We believe that our children should enjoy coming to school and we provide a caring and rewarding environment for the children to learn.
We are focusing on continuing to improve our attendance figures across the school this year. Good attendance at school is very important. If you are not in school, you can’t learn. This year we aim to have an attendance percentage of 96% or above. An "Attendance Matters" information leaflet about our attendance policy and how you can help as parents and carers and how we at St John’s will be supporting you can be downloaded below.
We will be rewarding good attendance across the year in a variety of different ways. Download our policy below to read about them and our expecations for attendance.
Holidays in Term Time
Following the 2013 regulations for Holidays in Term Time, I am just reminding you that the Governors will not grant any holidays requested in term time. Please be aware that any unauthorised holidays will be subject to a Fixed Penalty Notice Fine.
Should you need to request a leave of absence for exceptional circumstances, an “Application for Leave during term time” form must be completed and sent in to Mrs Bulmer at least 2 weeks before the proposed leave, stating the reasons for the request. This will then be considered by the Governors.