Red Hall Primary

Red Hall

Primary School

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Attendance and Punctuality


Attendance and punctuality is monitored at Red Hall Primary School.  We employ a School Attendance Officer who will make home visits on our behalf should they be required.  Parents/Carers are encouraged to come in and speak to a member of our attendance team regarding any attendance issues.

If your child is going to be absent from school please let us know the reason by telephoning the school on the first day of absence.

Certificates are awarded for 100% attendance each term and a ‘Red Hall Reward’ is arranged for those children in order for their good attendance to be celebrated.

Please inform the school if your child is reluctant to come into school, so problems can be sorted. The school is supported by a Family Support Worker, a PCSO Attendance Officer and an Education Welfare Officer, who will help to resolve attendance issues.

Governors and the Head Teacher can no longer authorise holidays in term time except in exceptional circumstances.  This must be done by completing the leave of absence form available from the main office.  Alternatively you can download and print out the form here. Leave of Absence
 95.2% is the National Attendance Figure
 A child is classed as a persistent absentee when absence falls to a level of 90% or below.
If your child is absent from school please telephone the school office on the first day of absence and send in a note to the class teacher stating the reasons for absence.

The school day starts at 8.55am. However we open ours doors at 8.45am to allow the children to get settled for the learning to take place.  As soon as all children are in the building the doors are locked for security reasons and entry can only be made via the main door.  Children who arrive after 8.55am are officially recorded as late in the school register as well as being in the ‘Late Book’.  Children who arrive after 9.30am will be recorded as arriving after the registers close which will be classed as unauthorised absence.

The procedure to monitor regular lateness is the same as that for regular absence which is set out in our attendance policy.  Equally, children should not arrive at school before 8.45am, as the playground is not supervised.

Nursery children should be dropped off at 08.45am or 12.15pm, depending on their session.  Please don’t miss a session because you are late as it is better to be late than not in at all.