At Luckwell Primary School we want our students to be in school learning and striving for success. We are committed to providing an education of the highest quality for all children and we recognise this can only be achieved by supporting and promoting excellent school attendance for all.
If a pupil’s attendance falls below 95% this is considered a cause for concern. Whilst some absence from school is unavoidable, it is vital that all pupils strive to be in school every day.
Research has shown that regular attendance and good punctuality are crucial factors in pupils achieving their full potential in education. For this reason, if a child is absent, we work closely with families to encourage attendance to be as high as possible as parental support is absolutely crucial.
Department of Education statistics show that of pupils who missed between 10% and 20% of school, only 35% manage to go on to achieve five good GCSE’s. This compares with 73% of pupils with over 95% attendance.
Please help the school maintain our record by ensuring your child is in school on time at 8.40 every day.
Please also help avoid unnecessary absences. This includes booking appointments for the dentist, doctor or opticians outside of schooling hours wherever possible.