Attendance

St. Cuthbert's RC First School  believes that good attendance is central to good learning and achievement. A child’s attendance record is regarded as a serious matter. We record and monitor attendances a legal requirement and expect a minimum of 96% attendance.

You should contact us by 9.30am on the first day of absence if your child is ill either by telephone or in writing.

Please use the following number to contact us:-

St. Cuthbert's RC First School        01289 307785

Where a child’s level or pattern of absences becomes a concern we will discuss this with the parent or carer and may involve the services of our Educational Welfare Officer to help improve the situation.

Holiday during term time
Please do not take your child on holiday during term time. It makes it difficult for your child to catch up with their work when they return. Holidays will be unauthorised and may result in the Educational Welfare Officer (EWO) contacting you and issuing you with a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN).

Where a child’s level or pattern of absences becomes a concern we will discuss this with the parent or carer and may involve the services of our Educational Welfare Officer to help improve the situation.

We like to reward good attendance at St Cuthbert's by;
 
  • WEEKLY - Awarding 100% attendance stickers every week at celebration assembly
  • FORTNIGHTLY - Every fortnight one child from every year group who has had 100% weekly sticker has a 'break time treat' as an attendance HERO - Here Everyday Ready On time
  • HALF TERMLY - Children who have at least 98% attendance per half term take part in an attendance reward such as; a movie, Easter egg hunt, bingo, craft session, sports time
  • TERMLY - Each term at Achievement assembly those children with 100% receive a special certificate
  • YEARLY - Children who gain 100% for the whole year receive a £10 voucher for the shop of their choice