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Kingsham Primary School

Attendance & Punctuality

Good attendance is important because:

  • regular and punctual attendance is essential for effective learning
  • statistics show a direct link between under-achievement and attendance below 96%
  • regular attenders make better progress, both socially and academically
  • regular attenders find school routines, school work and friendships easier to cope with
  • regular attenders find learning more satisfying
  • regular attenders are more successful in transferring between primary school, secondary school, and higher education, employment or training

We place great importance on attendance and monitor attendance daily. Attendance has a high profile within our school and we recognise and reward good and improved attendance.

Look in our weekly newsletter for our latest attendance figures.

School Times

The school day starts at 8.40am when the bell is rung and children line up (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 walk straight into their class using their outside door) and are greeted by the teacher.

The day finishes at 3pm for Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 and 3:05pm for Key Stage 2. You and your child will be told from which door they are exiting for the year. Children in Reception and Key Stage 1 will not be allowed to leave until we have seen you. Children in Key Stage 2 are free to exit the building to find the person collecting them unless you tell us otherwise.

Holidays in Term Time

Headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances.

This means that we will not authorise leave of absence for family holidays during term time, unless we are satisfied that there are exceptional circumstances.  Please ask at the school office for more information.

Attendance Shop

The attendance shop was launched on Monday 11th March 2019, and from that date the office will be recording everyone’s attendance.

Each classroom will have a catalogue showing the things which are available and how many points things cost. The items start at 10 points and go up to 100.

Below are examples of what we have on offer in the shop at the moment.

10 Points
40 Points
100 Points

The children can save their points or spend them each fortnight.

For each on time registration the pupil will receive ½ a point, so a full week they will receive 5 points. Additional points will be awarded for termly attendance. Every child who has achieved 100% attendance for the previous term will be awarded an additional 20 points and those achieving 96 % will get an extra 10 points.

The Attendance shop will be “open” every two weeks. On the weeks it is open  after Friday lunch registration a list of the children and the points they have will be sent to each class, this will act as an order form. Hopefully during the weeks the children have had time to look at the catalogue.