We strive to achieve at least 96% attendance across all of our classes at Airy Hill. If your child’s level of absence concerns us or attendance falls below 90%, you will be contacted by the school to look at what can be done to improve attendance. We want to work with you to ensure we give your child the best opportunities to flourish and succeed.
Attendance Matters at Airy Hill
Good attendance in school is fundamental to a successful school experience. We believe that one of the most important factors in promoting attendance is the development of positive attitudes towards school and learning.
At Airy Hill, we have a class weekly Attendance Award! The class with the highest attendance has a longer Friday playtime.
The class with the highest attendance over the half-term is invited to an attendance party.
How can you help?
Parents and carers have a legal duty to ensure that their child attends school regularly and arrives on time all the time. Full attendance is essential to the all-round development of a child and they should be allowed to take full advantage of the educational opportunities available to them by law. At primary school age, we rely on parents and carers to support and encourage full attendance.
Frequent absence can add up to a considerable amount of lost learning and can seriously disadvantage your child.
How does your child’s attendance compare?
Of the 365 days in a year only 190 of these are school days, leaving 175 days free for dental and medical appointments, days out, shopping and holidays.