ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY
At Claremont, we care about your child’s attendance because we see what a positive effect excellent attendance has on your child’s emotional, social and educational development.
Throughout the year, we recognise and reward children for their good attendance and we would like to thank all parents/carers who make every effort to get their children to school every day and on time.
Our school gates open at 8.45am and close at 9.00am. Children are encouraged to make their own way to their classrooms in Key Stages 1 and 2 (Years 1 to 6). Children in the Early Years (Reception and Nursery) are accompanied to their classroom doors by whoever is dropping them off. If you arrive and the gate is closed, please make your way to the main office on Claremont Road where you can book your child using our InVentry registration tool.
09:00 – 09:15
Recorded on InVentry and the register is updated with ‘L’ mark. This means that your child is late for school.
(After close of registers)
Recorded on InVentry and the register is updated with ‘U’ mark. This means that the session is recorded as an unauthorised absence.
5 ‘U’ marks in a 4 week period
Referral to EWS for a possible Penalty Notice
If a child is absent from school, we ask you to telephone or text school on the first day of the absence, explaining the reason for the absence.
Holidays will not be authorised under any circumstances and leave of absence during term time will not be authorised unless there are exceptional circumstances.
Medical appointments are expected to be made outside of school hours or during the 12 weeks of school holidays.
Please note, the registers are monitored daily by ourselves and the Education Welfare Service (EWS) and Penalty Notices may be issued to persistent absentees.
Every half term
Letter to parent/carer to invite them for a Parent Meeting.
Below 90% (Persistent Absentee)
Every half term
Referral to EWS