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Attendance is taken very seriously here at De Lucy as research suggests that there is a clear link between attendance and attainment.

We who works with our Local Authority Attendance Advisory Officer (AAO), Paramjit Chadha.

Every week in celebration assemblies classes are informed which class has the best attendance and this information is also provided in our newsletters home.

95% attendance monitoring

The aim is for all children to have attendance above 95%.

The school monitors attendance very closely and identifies any children who have attendance under 95%.

  • If attendance drops below 95% a letter is issued to the parent that week to inform them and highlight how to improve attendance (Letter 1).
  • If the attendance drops within the same term and falls to below 92%, another letter is issued identifying the decline. (Letter 2).These pupils are often then discussed with the AAO. We may signpost families to other agencies.
  • Further absence in the same term without medical evidence will then lead to the school sending letter 3, inviting parents to an early intervention meeting.

The flow chart below shows the guidance which the school follows.

flow chart school part 1new.pdf

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Attendance and Punctuality Advice for Parents leaflet


Being at school on time is essential to start the day in a settled and calm manner without missing any teaching time.

During the term, punctuality is analysed from a three week period and letters are emailed home to parents of children who have been late during the week. The Class teachers and in some cases the Headteacher contacts parents by telephone if lateness is common or extreme. Poor punctuality can also lead to referrals to the Attendance Advisory Service.

Updated 27th July 2023


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