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Late/Absence Procedures

Snape Wood Primary School is committed to raising the educational attainment of pupils who attend the school and giving them the best possible opportunities to access education to enable them to achieve their full potential throughout their lifetime.


In order for every child who attends this school to achieve their full potential, they need to attend school regularly, on time and be ready to learn.


Irregular school attendance is a contributory factor in social exclusion and underachievement. Children who do not attend school regularly are more likely to be the victim of crime themselves or to become exposed to offending behaviours by others.


The school aims to improve school attendance and punctuality by:


  • Promoting the value and importance of regular school attendance
  • Giving/providing consistent information to individuals and families
  • Reducing all forms of unauthorised absence


In order for this policy to be effective it is essential that ‘Attendance and Punctuality’ is a priority for everyone involved including parents, children, staff and governors. The importance of attendance and punctuality must start from Foundation and continue through to Year 6.