Barton Seagrave Primary School

'Educating Children to Confidently Face the Future'


Attendance Policy 2020-2021

Our school start and finish times are as follows:


Doors open

Years R, 1 & 2: 8:35a.m.

Years 3-6: 8:35a.m.


Registration KS1: 8:45

Registration KS2: 8:45


End of day

Reception and KS1: 3:15p.m.

KS2: 3.20p.m.


We monitor the attendance of all pupils on a weekly basis, this includes missed sessions and/or lateness. Should your child's attendance decline you will hear from our Attendance Officer, Julia Clarke in the first instance.


We promote the importance of good attendance to all children. Awards are given on a weekly basis to the class with the best attendance. We award end of year certificates to children who have had 100% attendance. We share with you your child's classes attendance figure via our regular newsletters.


Persistent Absentees

From September 2015 the Government has changed the threshold for persistent absenteeism. A pupil of compulsory school age who has an absence rate of 10% or more (attendance of 90% or less) will be classed as a persistent absentee.

As of September 2015, Penalty Notices can be issued for any of the following;

  • The pupil has attendance levels of 90% or below and at least 8 sessions of unauthorised absence within an 8 week period (up to 3 penalty notices may be issued in any academic year).
  • Persistent late arrival at school after the register has closed contributing to a level of attendance of 90% or below;
  • Leave of absence in term time which has not been authorised by the school;
  • Not remaining within the dates agreed for any authorised leave of absence;
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