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Good school attendance is vital for each child to reach their full academic potential.  At The Drive Primary School  we expect a minimum attendance of 95% over the school year for each pupil. Pupils who maintain a high attendance can expect to receive extra rewards throughout the academic year.

 

Each half term we will be rewarding pupils who achieve 100% school attendance with a book to take home and share with their family.

 

To help our new starters in Reception we will also be rewarding pupils who attend school five days in a row -  Every Friday pupils who have attended school five days in a row will get to choose a prize from our Lucky Dip!

 

It is no coincidence that higher attendance leads to higher academic achievement and the Department for Education expect that each pupils should achieve at least 95% school attendance. Over the last two years the attendance at The Drive has increased by well over 2% and we do not underestimate the impact that parental support has had in ensuring improved attendance. With your continued support we know that we can make further gains to build on these successes further.

Attendance and Punctuality

 

School attendance has been particularly good and as a result, we finished our last academic year  96.4%.   We hope to keep attendance strong across the autumn term and thank you for your support with this.

 

Class Attendance 2015/16

 

Nursery AM

Nursery

PM

Reception

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

83.1%

90%

95.5%

96.3%

95.5%

95.9%

92.8%

95.2%

97.1%

 

Class Attendance week ending 9th September 2016

 

Nursery AM

Reception

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

N/A

99.1%

94%

98%

100%

97.7%

97.7%

96.4%

 

Class Attendance week ending 16th September 2016

 

Nursery AM

Reception

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

N/A

96%

93.6%

100%

98.4%

96%

100%

95.7%

 

 

When we have concerns regarding individual pupil attendance we will invite you into school to our newly established Attendance Panel. 

 

There are still a few children who are arriving at school well after the start of the school day. Please can the parents of these children make an effort to get the children to school on time as they are missing out on lesson starts at the beginning of the day and will struggle to stay on track if this continues over time.

Our school day begins at 8.55am.

 

Please can we also ask that parents are here on time to pick up at the end of the school day, the normal school day finishes at 3:15pm. 

Attendance Projects

 

 

Whole School Project -  September  2016 we will be introducing an Attendance Book Club!   Pupils whose achieve 100%  attendance will be rewarded each half term with a book to take home and share with their family.

 

 

KS2 Pupils

 

The Drive's 'Be In to WIN' Lottery Project

 

This is a new and exciting project which has a five pounds cash prize each week.  At the school assembly on a Monday morning, a class group is drawn at random from a bag, and then a pupil number is draw from another bag.  If that pupil has has had 100% attendance record the previous week in school, they win the cash prize, but if not... the prize rolls over to the next draw - doubling the cash prize!!!

 

 

 

Remember You have to 'Be in to WIN'

 

Good Luck!

 

 

 

 

 

Important information - Persistent Absence rates are changing from September 2015

Punctuality

 

Getting to school on time is part of learning to become a responsible and reliable person.

 

  • Our school day begins at 8:55am
  • If you are running late please telephone the school office on 0191 4210390  
  • On arrival at school, please report to the school office so that your child can be marked in the register

 

 

10 TOP TIPS for getting to school on time!

 

  • get your school clothes ready the night before
  • pack your schoolbag and homework the night before
  • don't go to bed late
  • set the alarm clock/mobile phone 5 minutes earlier
  • enjoy your breakfast
  • don't watch television
  • get washed and dressed
  • leave for school at the same time each morning (set yourself a target time to leave the house and reward yourself for being on time!)
  • arrange to walk to school with a friend or,
  • arrange to meet your friends in the playground for a catch up before school

 

Result:  You won't feel rushed and worried about being late for school, and you won't be missing what the rest of your class are learning!

 

 

Regular school attendance plays an important part in helping your child grow up to become a reliable and responsible person.   There are now clear links between regular school attendance and children's attainment in later life. 

 

Every Day Counts

365 Days in

Year              

ONLY 190 are school days!            Absence                 
100% Attendance         190 days in school             0           
95% Attendance 180 days in school Up to 2 weeks
90% Attendance  171 days in school Up to 4 weeks
85% Attendance 161 days in school Up to 6 weeks
80% Attendance 152 days in school More than 1/2 a term
75% Attendance 143 days in school 9+ weeks absence

 

Danger Zone: While GCSE's may seem along way off, as few as 19 missed days over the school year may reduce your child's chances of sucess.

 

We aim for every child to achieve at least 95% attendance. 

 

Our whole school attendance target is to achieve 95% or above.

 

 

 

 

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