Tarleton Community Primary School

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Tarleton Community Primary School is a successful school and every child plays their part in making it so. We aim for an environment which enables and encourages all pupils to achieve their potential and aspire to excellence.

For our children to gain the greatest benefit from their education it is vital that they attend regularly and every child should be at school, on time, every day the school is open unless they have an unavoidable reason to be absent. Any absence affects the pattern of a child’s schooling and regular absence will seriously affect their learning.

Absence or late arrival also disrupts teaching routines and so may affect the learning of others in the same class.

Government research shows a direct link between attendance and attainment and good attenders also make better progress socially, learn to work with others, and are better prepared for the transition to secondary school and, eventually, higher education, training and employment.

It is very important therefore that you make sure that your child attends regularly and this policy sets out how together we will achieve this.

Our attendance target this year is 96%, but all pupils should strive to achieve 100% attendance if they can.

It is vitally important that children attend school on time everyday.  Our doors open at 8.45am each morning and Registration finishes at 9.00am.  If your child arrives after this, they will be recorded as being late.  Should they arrive after 9.30am, they would be marked as having an unauthorised absence.  Our afternoon session commences at 1.15pm.

The school does not authorise holidays therefore they will be unauthorised.  If your child misses 10 sessions of school and they are unauthorised you may receive a fixed penalty notice from Lancashire County Council. 

Recording Absences 

Please do not use Dojo to inform school about attendance.

If your child is going to be absent please email the attendance team on:

attendance @tarletoncommunity.lancs.sch.uk

Find out more by reading our policy below:

For further support on improving your child's attendance, please contact Mrs. Wren, our school Learning Mentor/Family Support.