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Absence Reporting

Holy Family Catholic Primary School considers outstanding attendance and punctuality to be very important. We aim to make attendance and punctuality high profile within school, and we will encourage and assist all pupils to achieve excellent levels of attendance and punctuality. At Holy Family, we have been recognised as consistently having a whole school attendance rate above the national average and we want this to continue with your support. 

Our target for all pupils is to achieve at least 97% attendance over the course of a school year, with no unauthorised absences. As you will know, persistent or long-term absence has a negative impact in all areas of school life, not just on academic achievement but also on the development of key skills and friendships. Interrupted attendance makes teaching and learning difficult and undermines the educational process leading to educational disadvantage:

We understand that some children will feel unwell from time to time and to achieve 100% across the whole school year can be a challenge.

Please see our Attendance and Punctuality policy for the procedures for reporting absence. All absences must be reported via the Parent App.

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