School Attendance

My name is Mr Mcilroy and I am the attendance officer here at Moat House Primary School. We believe that ensuring the best possible school attendance for all pupils is a school priority in order to enable children to achieve their best. The school expect all children to achieve at least the Government minimum target of 95% attendance in an academic year.

If your child/ren are absent from school, we encourage all parents/carers to notify school on the first day of absence and continue to keep school informed for the duration of the absence (speak in person or by phone to a member of office staff or leave message on school’s answer phone). If there is no communication, a home visit will be carried out by members of staff.

We aim to work with parents to ensure that they understand the importance of uninterrupted education and that to request a leave of absence during term time, requires exceptional circumstances for the school to authorise that absence. Unauthorised absences can lead to a fine.  

Parents are required to complete a form notifying the reason for the absence from school and the dates, including the expected date of return. The Headteacher will consider all requests on an individual basis. He will take in to consideration the nature of the request along with the child’s attendance and attainment at that time.

If you have any concerns or questions regarding your child's attendance, please don't hesitate to pop in to see or phone me on 02476 612073.