Focus Trust Attendance Procedures
Attendance Procedure for Late Arrivals
Reporting an absence
You must contact school as early as possible on the first day of absence and inform school of the reason why.
Regular school attendance is an important part of ensuring children have the best possible start in life. Pupils who miss school frequently can fall behind with their learning and their wellbeing and wider development can also suffer. Good attendance is 96% or above.
As a parent/Carer, you are legally responsible for making sure your child gets a suitable full-time education. This will mean making sure your child is in school every day except when:
- Your child is too ill to go to school (we will always contact you if your child is too ill to be in school)
- You have permission for a leave of absence from your child’s school for them not to attend.
- Your religious body has a day especially for religious observance
Being on time for school is an important life skill for your child's future and is crucial for learning and wellbeing.
Missing 5 minutes of the school day equates to 3 days of lost learning per year.