If you need to request time off for your child during term time, you will need to write a letter providing details of dates requested and the reason for absence. Please be aware that I am only permitted to authorise absences where there are exceptional circumstances, and I am unable to authorise any absence if it takes your child’s overall absence below 95% for the full academic year. I will look at each request on a case by case basis and notify you of my decision. If I am unable to authorise your request, your child’s absence will be recorded as unauthorised and the local authority may issue you with a fine.
It is our priority for every child to attend school each day. Please support us by ensuring your child is in school on time every day ready to line up at 8.55am. The school gate will be locked each day at 9am. For more information about attendance and punctuality, please access our ‘Attendance Policy’ which is available to view on our school website. Thank you so much for your co-operation.
At the moment, our attendance for the whole year stands at 97.40%. This is a fantastic achievement and only achievable because of the wonderful support from our parents in this area. Thank you.
Thank you all for helping us to maintain our attendance which now stands at 98% - this is a wonderful achievement. We are keen to support parents with any attendance issues that may arise and in order to do so we will be working alongside Mr Shaun O’Sullivan (Trinity School’s Attendance Officer). Part of his role is to monitor our registers and contact parents where attendance is a concern.
At the moment, our attendance for the whole year stands at 97.25%. This is a wonderful achievement and only achievable because of the wonderful support from our parents in this area. Thank you.
Congratulations to 88 of our children who had 99% attendance or above this term - this is a tremendous achievement! They all received a small Easter egg as an award. Our attendance has improved and I thank you all for supporting us to meet our target.
On 7th July, Kashell Facey (Year 4), joined other children from City schools to meet the Lord Mayor at the Council House. She is one of our 22 children who have clocked up a perfect 100% attendance. This will now be an annual event so next year another ambassador will be randomly chosen to attend this event.
On 5th June, Nick Lee, Acting Head of Nottingham School Improvement, came into school to congratulate the children on their fantastic attendance. Later on that day he sent me the following note which is very complementary of the children and school.
‘I wanted to thank you, your staff and especially your delightful pupils, for making me so welcome on my visit today. It was a real tonic to visit such an inspiring school, so full of energy, fun and learning. Anyone I ever talk to about St. Mary's always sings its praises and it is apparent why from the minute you enter the front door. Obviously the purpose today was to congratulate the pupils for their fantastic attendance but I was able to come away with so much more besides to share with my colleagues and the Councilors.
Please say a particular thank you to Señorita North (both of them!) and the rest of Year 2 for the very impressive Spanish sketch - I spent half term in Mallorca and they all put my Spanish to shame!’
Congratulations to 117 of our children who had 98% attendance or above this term - this is a tremendous achievement! They all received a small Easter egg as an award. The 78 children who had attendance of 99% or above had the additional chance to win a skating voucher and an Easter egg. Well done to all the lucky winners! Our attendance has improved and I thank you all for supporting us to meet our target.
A big thank you to our children, parents and carers as our attendance has improved since the last academic year. Thank you for your continued co-operation and support.
We ask if your child is absent to make contact with school on the first day of absence, giving the reason and an indication of the expected duration of absence.
In exceptional circumstances, leave of absence during the school term can be granted but must be asked for in advance, before arrangements/bookings have been made.
At the end of this Spring term, children who have achieved 98% attendance will be rewarded with a small treat and get the chance to win a voucher.