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The North School is committed to the continuous raising of achievement of all our pupils.

Regular attendance is critical 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 97% attendance as a student target with an aspiration of 100% attendance for all our pupils 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 The North School.

Parental Responsibility

Parents have a legal duty to ensure that their children attend school regularly and arrive on time.

Regular attendance is essential to the all-round development of the child and they should be allowed to take full advantage of educational opportunities available to them in order to make good progress in their learning. Poor attendance undermines their educational attainment and progress and, sometimes, puts pupils at risk by encouraging anti-social behaviour. It is the parents’ responsibility to contact the school on the first day their child is absent. This is a safeguarding issue requirement so that all parties know that your child is safe and their whereabouts is known. Parents should regularly update the school daily and inform the school when their child is returning. Pupils are expected to arrive by 8:40am.

All pupils that arrive after 8:40 but before 09:00 must collect a late slip at the gate before going to lessons. Students that arrive after 09:00 must report to the attendance office where the reason for lateness is recorded and late slip issued.

Attendance Policy