Attendance Policy (2020)

This policy reflects the DfE regulations which came into force in September 2013 which state: ‘Head Teachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances.’

At Orchard Primary School we seek to ensure that all our pupils receive a full-time education which enables and encourages them to reach out for excellence and gives the best possible opportunities for children to realise their true potential.

We believe that the most important factor in promoting good attendance is the development of positive attitudes towards school. To this end, we strive to make our school a happy and rewarding experience for all pupils. We will reward those pupils whose attendance is very good through termly attendance certificates.

We will also make the best provision we can for those pupils who, for whatever reason, are prevented from coming to school.


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