Attendance

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Our School Attendance Manager is Mrs Nicola Butterworth.  Mrs Butterworth is supported in her role by Diane Macduff Education Welfare Officer for St Helens Local Authority.

School Attendance

Attendance is one of the most important areas of school life that the parents and carers of our pupils can make the biggest impact to their learning. Here at St. Anne's we pride ourselves in having high expectations of the children and endeavour for them to thrive in our vibrant, nurturing and christian environment. As a result we have set a school target of 97% attendance for the academic year 2018-2019.

All our pupils are entitled to the same experiences and opportunities that school brings so if they are not attending they are missing out.

If you would like any helpful information to support your child's attendance, the following websites will be helpful:

www.dfes.gov.uk/schoolattendance

www.parentscentre.gov.ukw

www.parentline.org.uk

What you need to know

As a parent it is your legal responsibility to ensure that your child goes to school. If they cannot go for any reason you should tell the school and they may authorise the absence if appropriate. All absences need to be reported to school by 9:30am on the day of the absence. This can be via email stannesrc@sthelens.org.uk or telephone call 01744 671908 . If school is not informed then school safeguarding protocols will be followed.

If your child is absent for 10% of their academic year they will be classed as persistantly absent.The current persistent absence threshold, of around 10%, means a pupil has to be absent for 38 sessions (19 days) of school to be classified as persistently absent based on a full years attendance at school. 

The table below shows estimated cumulative absent sessions thresholds for around 10% based on each half term throughout the year.

Term

10%

Half-term 1 7 or more sessions
Half-term 1-2 (Autumn Term) 14 or more sessions
Half-term 1-3 20 or more sessions
Half-term 1-4 (Autumn and Spring Terms combined 25 or more sessions
Half-term 1-5 31 or more sessions
Half-term 1-6 (full academic year)

38 or more sessions

 

 

St Anne's Catholic Primary School
Monastery Lane, Sutton, St Helens Merseyside WA9 3SP