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Sporle Church of England Primary Academy

Better Together

Attendance

We believe that high levels of pupil attendance are essential to child development and progress. Our target attendance rate for the year is 96%.  If your child is late or absent please phone your school before 9am so that the absence is appropriately recorded. If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s attendance or illness please telephone the school as soon as possible. Children are recorded as late after registers have closed if they arrive after 9.15am and this counts as an unauthorised absence.

We discourage holidays in term-time and it is Nar Valley Federation policy (attached below) that they are not authorised following DfE amended regulations which came into effect on 1st November 2013. If you wish to apply for a term-time absence please ask for the appropriate form from the school office but these absences are only authorised for exceptional circumstances.

Authorised absence will not be granted to Year 6 pupils during the KS2 SAT’s week in May.