School Attendance Matters

 

At Hunnyhill School, we want every child to achieve the very best they can.   

 

At the end of 2018/19 we achieved a Whole School Attendance level of 95.69%. Lets all work together to try and improve on this in 2019/20.

 

So how well is your child doing?

Figures can be misleading! Even 90% attendance which sounds quite good is actually the same as missing half a day of education every single school week….or nearly four full weeks every school year. That’s a lot of school time missed!

Please help us and your child to achieve their full potential by ensuring their attendance remains high. Please don’t hesitate to contact the school to discuss any issues which are contributing to poor attendance in order that we can work with you to make the necessary improvement. 

 

We are required by law to refer families to the Education and Inclusion Service (E&I) if their child’s individual attendance falls below that which is expected or if children are continually late. You will then be invited into school for a meeting with the Headteacher and a representative from the LA’s Education & Inclusion Service to discuss the matter further.

 

We strongly feel that by working together we can ensure that your child has the very best chance of achieving their full potential at Hunnyhill Primary School and for them to continue being successful learners throughout Secondary School and beyond.

LATENESS

 

Please also help your child to be punctual

We have a number of children who attend school regularly but arrive late each day. Being late every day can add up to a lot of lost learning time.

  • 5 minutes late every day adds up to over 3 days lost each year.

  • 15 minutes late every day is the same as being absent for 2 weeks a year.

  • 30 minutes late every day is the same as being absent for 19 days a year.

 

Every single day missed at school or arriving late to school equals a gap in your child’s learning.  It is very hard for children to catch up when they have missed out vital parts of their education.

 

Registration in classrooms closes at 8:55am each morning.  Children arriving in their classroom after this time will have missed the official register in SIMS and therefore MUST be signed in the late book and a valid reason for lateness given.

 

Please do not hesitate to come into school if you need any support with improving your child’s attendance. We are always happy to talk to you and would much rather sort out little problems before they become bigger ones.

 

ABSENCE SLIP

 

Should your child be off school, please complete the form below and hand in to the school office on your child’s return. These are also available at the school office if you prefer.

Please be aware, that even if you have phoned in, the absence will remain unauthorised until we have received written confirmation of reason.

Hunnyhill Absence Slip

HOLIDAYS IN TERM TIME

 

Please see the attachments below for details around taking holidays during term time.

Holidays in Term Time Letter

ATTENDANCE NEWSLETTERS

2019-2020

Autumn 1

Attendance Newsletter

2019-2020

Autumn 2

Attendance Newsletter

2019-2020

Spring 1

Attendance Newsletter

2019-2020

2018-2019

Autumn 1

Attendance Newsletter

2018-2019

Autumn 2

Attendance Newsletter

2018-2019

Spring 1

Attendance Newsletter

2018-2019

Spring 2

Attendance Newsletter

2018-2019

Summer 1

Attendance Newsletter

2018-2019

Hunnyhill Primary School, Forest Road, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 5SH

Telephone – (01983) 522506
Email – office@hunnyhillschool.co.uk

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