Good Attendance Matters - Our school attendance target is 97%
At Moseley C of E Primary School, we aspire to fulfill the potential of all. Every day in school counts and it is vital that children attend every day that they can. This will enable them to benefit from all of the wonderful learning opportunities that their teachers have planned for them so that they do not miss out on vital learning and personal development opportunities.
We are delighted that our school has have received a National School Attendance Award from FFT in recognition of our children's excellent attendance in Autumn 22-23. Our children's attendance was in the top 10% for all FFT schools nationally. This is testimony to our whole school approach to ensuring all children benefit from attending school regularly so that they can make the most of every learning opportunity.
Absence disrupts the education of the individual pupil and their class. Children who do not attend regularly:
- do not achieve well in their classwork and assessments.
- find it difficult to maintain friendships
- are more likely to become involved in crime as they grow older
- miss out on opportunities in further education and the world of work
With this in mind, we ask parents and carers to observe the school holidays as prescribed and any requests for holidays during term time will not be authorised. Leave in term time will only be authorised in exceptional circumstances.
As far as possible, parents are encouraged to book medical and dental appointments outside of school hours. Where this is not possible, a note and appointment card will be sent to the school office. If the appointment requires the pupil to leave during the school day, they will be signed out at the school office by a parent. Pupils will be expected to attend school before and after the appointment wherever possible.
If a child is too unwell to attend school, parents should contact the school office via telephone (0121 449 0441) or via email on firstname.lastname@example.org by 8:45am on the first day of their child’s absence.
To ensure a smooth and settled start to the day and to ensure that every child makes the most of every learning opportunity, punctuality is of the utmost importance.
The school day starts at 8:55am. Pupils should be in their class line or classroom at this time.
- Registers are marked by 9:00am. Pupils will receive a late mark if they are not in their classroom by this time.
- The register closes at 9:30am. Pupils will receive a mark of absence if they do not attend school before this time.
If you are concerrned about your child's attendance or punctuality, please contact the school office to arrange an appointment. We can arrange a time for a member of staff to meet with you to discuss ways we can work together to further support your child.
Further details of our attendance procedures can be found in our school's Attendance Policy in the files below.