Our school target is 96% - Every day counts and a lost day is a lost learning opportunity.
Long Toft Primary School have high expectations of their pupils with regard to attendance and punctuality.
We all know that good attendance at school is a key factor in enabling our children to reach their full potential. If your child’s attendance falls below 96%, we will contact you to talk about how we can work together to improve this (those odd days can add up throughout the school year and even 96% is equal to 7 days absence).
90% or less attendance classes a child as a ‘Persistent Absentee’. If your child is a Persistent Absentee, we will ask you to provide evidence of illness (i.e proof of medical appointment), otherwise any absence will be unauthorised. 90% Attendance is equal to losing a month’s learning (19 days) for the current academic year so, if this level of absence is repeated every year, your child will miss 1 school year over their entire school career!
Of course, we do understand that children can be ill, but it is very important to call, text or email school by 9am on the first day of absence to let us know why your child is not in school. If you are unsure whether your child should come to school, you are always welcome to call the school office for guidance. Generally, if children can get up and play, they are well enough to attend school.
Taking care of our pupils is of the utmost importance to all our staff, so please remember that we will always contact you if we feel that your child is too unwell to be in school (or would benefit from medicine being brought in).