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South View Primary

Attendance - Moments Matter, Attendance Counts

We aim for all our children to have excellent attendance. 
  • All pupils of statutory school age have an equal right to access an education in accordance with the National Curriculum regulations.
  • No pupil should be deprived of their opportunity to receive an education that meets their needs and personal development.
  • It is the legal responsibility of parents to ensure attendance at school.
  • Pupils and their parents/carers may need to be supported at some stage to meet their attendance obligations and responsibilities.
  • Situations beyond the control of pupils and/or parents/carers may impact on attendance. The School will, with the agreement and support of parents, work in partnership with external agencies to help resolve these situations.
  • The vast majority of pupils want to attend school to learn, to socialise with their peer group and to prepare themselves fully to take their place in society as well-rounded and responsible citizens with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to contribute to the life and culture of their communities.
  • Please refer to for guidance.
  • The link between attendance and attainment is clear:

    In 2018/19, just 40% of persistently absent (PA) children in KS2 achieved expected KS2 standards, compared with 84% of pupils who were regular attenders.

    But attendance is important for more than just attainment:

    Regular school attendance can facilitate positive peer relationships, which is a protective factor for mental health and wellbeing.

  • Moments matter, attendance counts” | Windy Nook Primary School

Moments matter, attendance counts” | Windy Nook Primary School