Attendance and Punctuality
At Drayton Park our expectation is for every child to attend school every day. We work together with parents in both a supportive and challenging way to achieve high levels of attendance and good punctuality. We regularly celebrate children and classes who achieve great attendance and punctuality.
Good attendance in school is hugely important in enabling children to achieve well. A child who misses a day of school per week misses an equivalent of two years of their education. Figures have shown that 90% of persistent, poor or non-attendees at a primary school age fail to achieve five or more good grades at GCSE and approximately one third achieve no GCSE's at all. We do not want this outcome for any of your children.
At Drayton Park our policy and procedures are rigorous and robust. They clearly set out the responsibilities of all stakeholders. Good attendance needs to be promoted by everyone in our community. We see it as a shared responsibility.
We understand that sometimes children are too ill to attend school. In these circumstances, parents must call the school office as soon as possible after 8.00 am.
Thank you for your support.