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School Attendance

Central to raising standards in education and ensuring all pupils can fulfil their potential is that pupils need to attend school regularly to benefit from their education.


Missing out on lessons leaves children vulnerable to falling behind. Children with poor attendance tend to achieve less in both primary and secondary school.


The government expects:

• Schools and local authorities to:

• Promote good attendance and reduce absence, including persistent absence;

• Ensure every pupil has access to full-time education to which they are entitled; and,

• act early to address patterns of absence.

• Parents to perform their legal duty by ensuring their children of compulsory school age who are registered at school attend regularly.

• All pupils to be punctual to their lessons


Please click here to read the First Federation Trust Attendance Policy. 

The Colyton Primary Academy Guide to Attendance - Attendance Matters

If you are unsure if your child is well enough to attend school then visit this NHS website to help you. 

Is my child too ill for school? - NHS (