Attendance Policy

Cannon Lane Primary School promotes good school attendance and punctuality for every child and we are committed to upholding every child’s right to an education and to be the best they can be. Regular and punctual attendance at school is both a legal requirement and essential for pupils to maximise their educational opportunities. School attendance is also a component of safeguarding children and their right to be safe.

The Education Act 1996 states that all pupils of compulsory school age should attend school regularly and punctually. We know that any absence affects the pattern of a child’s schooling and regular absence and/or lateness will seriously affect their learning. Any pupil’s absence disrupts teaching routines/timetables and so may affect the learning of others in the same class.

Cannon Lane Attendance Policy
This document covers the following:

  • Rationale
  • Promoting Regular Attendance
  • Understanding types of absence and procedures
  • Authorised Absence
  • Unauthorised Absence
  • Holidays in term time
  • Persistent Absenteeism
  • Absence procedures
  • Punctuality
  • Education Regulations

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