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Going to school regularly is important to our children’s future. Children who miss school frequently are likely to fall behind with their learning and fail to reach their potential. In future life, good attendance shows potential employers that they are reliable so it is important that our children learn routines and develop attitudes that will stand them in good stead.


Research also tells us that children who attend school regularly could also be at less risk of getting involved in antisocial behaviour or crime.


By law, all children of compulsory school age (five to 16) must receive a suitable full-time education. Parents are legally responsible for making sure their children attend regularly. However, the school is committed to working with parents to ensure that children receive the education to which they are entitled.


Here at Prince Bishops, most children have high attendance. A minority, however, do not attend as well as they should and the school takes appropriate and swift action to improve this. Staff at all levels, are involved in improving attendance and, as a result, attendance had improved every year since 2011, until the COVID-19 pandemic. As we are now operating normally, we continue to work to improve further. We appeal to parents and carers to read the following policy and work with us to ensure that our children have full access to the high quality provision offered.


Attendance Policy