We want our pupils to attend school every day unless they are not well enough to. We believe that children who attend school regularly are more likely to feel settled in school, maintain friendships, keep up with their learning and gain the greatest benefit from their education. We want all our pupils to enjoy school, grow up to become emotionally resilient, confident, and competent adults who are able to realise their full potential. Regular attendance and punctuality is essential in the workplace and children who are used to attending school on time, and on every occasion unless they are too unwell to attend, will be better prepared for the attendance expectations in the workplace. 

We believe that one of the most important factors in promoting good attendance is the development of positive attitudes towards school and a sense of belonging. To this end, we strive to make our school a happy and rewarding experience for all children, and to foster positive and mutually respectful relationships with parents. 

By promoting good attendance and punctuality we aim to: 

  • Make good attendance and punctuality a priority for all those involved in the school community 

  • Raise our pupils’ awareness of the importance of good attendance and punctuality 

  • Provide support, advice and guidelines to parents/ carers, pupils, and staff 

  • Work in partnership with parents/ carers, including regularly informing them about their child’s absence and attendance levels. 

  • Support pupils back into school following a lengthy or unavoidable period of absence and provide support to build confidence and bridge gaps. 

  • Celebrate and reward good attendance and punctuality 

To view our attendance policy, please click here Attendance-Policy-July-2023-.pdf


  • Gov.UK - Illness and your child's education 

  • Bristol City Council – School attendance information leaflet