Egerton Church of England Primary School is part of an exciting project called Project 95 which aims to raise the attendance and punctuality of our children. We are committed to the continuous raising of achievement of all our pupils. Regular attendance is vital if our pupils are to be successful and benefit from the opportunities presented to them.
One of our basic principles is to celebrate success. Good attendance is fundamental to a successful and fulfilling school experience. We actively promote 100% attendance for all our pupils and we use a variety of weekly, termly and annual awards to promote good attendance and punctuality.
The Governors, Headteacher and Staff in partnership with parents have a duty to promote full attendance at our school.
If your child is ill and unable to attend please telephone the school on the first morning of absence to let us know about the illness. The absence line is available 24/7 and therefore we request that a message is left before 9.15am so that we can account for children not in school.
Children are expected to arrive by 8.50am. The class register will close at 08.55 am. Pupils arriving after the register has closed will be marked as late after registration and this will count as an unauthorised absence.
Leave of Absence/Holiday
The Headteacher may authorise absence in “exceptional circumstances” but this must be requested in advance and agreement to each request is at the discretion of the Headteacher, acting on behalf of the Governing Body (Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006). Each case will be judged on its merits and the Headteacher’s decision is final. Once the decision not to authorise leave is taken, it cannot be authorised retrospectively.
For further clarification please see the Attendance Policy below.