Children attending school everyday is vital in helping to ensure they reach their full potential. We work hard at St Mary and St Chad First School to promote good attendance and have many children every year attending every day and having 100% attendance. This is rewarded and celebrated at our leavers' service. The majority of the children are keen to come to school and do not like to be off school even when they are ill!
We realise that children can be ill and we ask parents to inform the school office as soon as possible to explain why their child will not be in school on that day. If the child has sickness they need to be off school for 48 hours following their last incident of sickness. This is the help prevent the spread of infection.
Absence from school is discouraged but if parents are considering taking their child out of school during the term time the guidelines and procedures are to be followed. See documents below.