The Local Authority has set the attendance target for Barnsley schools as 97%. If a child's absence is 90% or less, this falls into the Persistent Absentee category. Our school’s own target is 97% attendance for this academic year.
You can help us to improve our school’s attendance by making sure that your child comes to school every day. If he/she has a slight cold, cough or temperature they can still come to school and we will contact you if we feel they need to go home.
Please try to make any medical/dental appointments outside of the school day or in the school holidays. If a medical or dental appointment is made, then please show the appointment card, letter or text when collecting your child for an appointment.
We can administer medicine in school that is required four times a day but only if it is prescribed by a doctor and the necessary paperwork is completed at the school office.
In School On Time Every Day
Please remember that the school doors open at 8.50am. If your child/children arrive after 9.00am they will be given a 'late' mark. If they arrive after 9.15am they will be given a 'U' mark which is a late mark after registration closes. This will be classed as a half-day absence.
Due to COVID-19 and the government guidance advising staggered start and finish time; the changes are as follows for September 2020. Please see parental letter for entry/exit doors.
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Each week we display the attendance of each class on the newsletter, which is sent home. The class with the highest attendance receive an Attendance Trophy which they keep in their classroom for the whole of that week.