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Attendance

Remember: “Every day counts!”

Please make sure that your child is at school on time and here every day, unless they are ill. If your child is absent from school please let the school office know.

The school gates are open for the children to arrive from 8:40 am;  they should enter the school through the main doors and walk round to their classrooms.  The school day starts at 8:55 am and finishes at 3:25 pm for Key Stage 1 and 3:30 pm for Key Stage 2.

For safety reasons please remember to let the school office know by 2:30 pm if a different adult is collecting your child.

At Hayes Primary School, we have high expectations of attendance from all pupils. We strive for every child to be in school every day. Regular attendance is essential to ensure children reach their potential both academically and socially.

The Department for Education has issued new and stricter guidelines for absences to which schools must abide:

“Regular attendance is crucial to raising and maintaining high attainment. If pupils do not come to school, they cannot learn what is taught in a lesson, practise what has been taught, or improve on their performance. There is a clear correlation. Pupils who attend regularly achieve more highly.” (OFSTED Framework section 4.3)

Children's Attendance Celebrations 

Authorised and Unauthorised Attendance 

Punctuality - Official Times 

For children who fail to achieve expected levels of attendance, parents will be informed either by phone or in person, with a view to providing support and advice to improve their attendance.

Every absence or late arrival at school means crucial learning time is lost.

Attendance during one school year Means this many days absence in one academic year Which is approximately this many weeks absent Which means approximately this many hour of learning lost
95% 9 Days 2 Weeks 50 Hours
90% 19 Days 4 Weeks 100 Hours
85% 29 Days 6 Weeks 150 Hours