Attendance & Punctuality
Don’t miss a moment of the greatest years of your life! At Parklands Primary we know that regular attendance is directly linked to raising achievement and develops skills for life and work. Please support the school in this by ensuring that your child attends school regularly and arrives ready to learn and on time at 8.50 am. Analysis of the KS2 SAT’s clearly shows that the children regularly late score LOWER than those children who complete their EARLY BIRD everyday. Being 20 minutes late every day means you miss 100 minutes of Maths every week. Multiply this by 39 weeks a year = 3900 minutes missed a year. Basically this is 65 hours missed a year!
Primary national pupil attendance is around 96%. This means that a child needs to attend school for at least 177 out of 190 days to meet national expectations.
Understanding types of absence
Every ½ day absence from school, by law, has to be classified as either authorised or unauthorised. This is why information about the cause of absence is always asked for. Authorised absences are mornings or afternoons away from school for a good reason such as illness, medical appointments and emergencies. An absence is classified as Unauthorised, if the reason was not recognised as acceptable. The Department for Education (DfE) and Local Education Authorities provide information for schools as what is acceptable and what is not. Examples of reasons that would not be accepted:
- A birthday
- A shopping trip
- Day trips
- Holidays – unless have been agreed as exceptional circumstances
What should I do if my child is absent from school?
- Contact the school office on the first morning before and notify us of the absence and provide a reason.
- School will phone on Day 1 of an absence and do a home visit after 2 days.
It is very important that all children arrive on time. If your child arrives late, they will not be able to come into school via usual morning entrance doors but should instead come through the main school entrance. We will then be able to mark registers and ensure your child is marked for a school dinner. Please note that if your children arrives at school later than 9:30, we are required to mark them as absent for that half day session. If children are regularly late, a parent will be expected to attend a meeting to look at how punctuality can be improved.
Promoting Attendance and Support
We believe that working together with parents is the best way to result in positive attendance outcomes for our children. We have lots of high profile rewards and systems in school to promote good attendance and punctuality with the children. All classes above 95% attendance that week get to roll the dice on our ‘Classopoply’ board where they can win prizes such as Juice and Biscuits in the Garden; Dodgeball; DVD… and if they roll well; they can win a lesson with ME. Certificates and prizes are given termly in recognition of good attendance and improved attendance. Amazon very kindly sponsor this initiative donating a termly Kindle. Our Head of Safeguarding, Miss Oates, is happy to work with both children and families to improve attendance and punctuality. Come and talk to us if you are having problems.
As attendance and punctuality is so important to us, we cannot be complacent where there are instances of unacceptable, low pupil attendance, or if pupils are regularly late to school. Leeds Education Authority is keen that we adopt measures and involve external agencies if the level of attendance requires us to do so. A computer generates reports termly and letters are sent to ALL parents where attendance is below 90%.
It’s RP with 97%
6R - 99.3%
Well done 2MS with the top prize for attending this week.
Well RP with 98%
Yeahhh well done 4BT with 98.3% for taking this weeks Attendance Crown
Well done 3AJ for being this weeks Champs with 97%
Ks1 2M - 97.3% KS2 3AJ -98.3%
It’s 5G with a brilliant 98% Attendance this week that grabs the title
Huge well done to both Y2 classes, both hit a whopping 100%.
Yeahhh well done 1 S with 97% Attendance.
6N take a bow with 97.8% - brilliant.
Take a bow 3AJ with an awesome 97.4%
YEAHHHH with 96% it’s 1R that get their first ever trophy win.
It’s Tyler from RP and Connor in Y4 that takes the titles this week…
Starting the new term with a bang - it’s 4BT with 97.5%
Yeahhhh with a whopping 98% - 4BT that wins the Termly award - simply sensational during Covid times.
Its 4 in a row for 4BT with a Christmas Cracker effort of 99%
98% well done 4BT
Yeahhh with 99.2% it’s 2MS dominating the Attendance
Well done 4BT with a cracking 99%
Yeahhhh 4BT with 98% take the award
Well done 2MS what a year you are having
Well done 2MS with 98%
Well done 4BT with a brilliant 99.5%
Well done 1R and 4BT for taking this weeks attendance award. Joint 1st.
Yeahhh huge well done to 4BT with 100% attendance
Yes yes yes huge respect and well done to 2M and 2MS for getting 100% - what a start.
Hug well done to 3GH for being the yearly ATTENDANCE CHAMPIONS with 97.3%
3GH with a whopping 99%
Well done 5A
Well done 5N for taking this weeks Attendance award.
Well done 6R for taking the title with 100% - leading from the front
Yes yes yes … with 100% Attendance it’s 1S 5N and 6D … wonderful.
Well done 2M with a whopping 100%. Sensational!
Yeahhh 1D take this weeks title with 97%
Well done 6R for leading from the front with 97.3% Attendance.
Well done 3GH for the 2nd week in a row taking the Attendance title with 97.6%.
A huge well done to 6D with 99.6% Attendance- sensational
Yeahhh well done 5A for being this weeks champs with 99.2%
Yeah 3GH set the standards with 9.5% Attendance... the whole school was 96% - very happy.
This terms attendance champs with a whopping 98.1% is ........ 3GH
Well done 2M with a brilliant 98.4%
Well done 1D for being this weeks Attendance Champs with 98.5%
Yeah 99.5% sees 3GH take the Attendance award
100% attendance for 6D - yeahhh.
Yeahhh 6D take the title with a 98.5% attendance
Well done 1D with a brilliant 98.9 %
Well done 1D with a whopping 99.1%
Yeahhhh well done 3GH for being the #AttendanceChamps with a brilliant 99%. School is 95% so well done all.
Wahey haha! Well done 2M with 100% Attendance.
Well done 3GH for being the Attendance Champions with 99% - wow
5N blitz the Attendance with 99.1% - whole school is 95%. Great effort.
We are back with a vengeance... 95% attendance was an excellent return after 6 months. Well done 1D 2M and 3GH for getting 100%.
Well done 1S with 99.6%
Well done 4BT for taking this weeks attendance prize with 99.6% Emerald take the House Point DAB
1S Attendance Champs with 99.2%
Well done 1S who take the title with 98%
6D take the title with 96%
RP take the Attendance Award with 98.5%
Well done 1 S with an excellent 98.3% attendance
Well done 1S 4BT and 6D for getting a whopping 100% Attendance
It’s a tie for the best attending class this term . 5N and 4BT take the crown with 98%
Well done 1D who take the Attendance Crown - who will win the Termly award next week?
6R are the Attendance Champs with 98%
Attendance winners 5N with 98%
Well done 4BT with 100% Attendance
Attendance 2M 100% wow
2M Attendance Champs
5N are the Attendance Champs
3JN are this Attendance Champs
1S takes the prize with 99.6% - brilliant
1S - brilliant
Well done 4BT for getting 100% the first week back.
Well done to all our brilliant 100% Attendance Champs ..... over all attendance 97%. 6D take the Yearly Attendance Prize with 98% . So proud .
4BT with 100% Attendance
4BT take the Attendance Award with 98% .... they are on residential at Happy Fest. 1S 87.4 1/2D 92.6 2M 91.9 2MS 93.2 3A 94.8 3JN 80 4C 95.9 4BT 98.2 5H 96.8 5N 96.3 6D 95.2 6R 96.2 RP 89.4
1S 93.3 1/2D 80.4 2M 94.5 2MS 95 3A 96.5 3JN 90 4C 94.1 4BT 99.1 5H 94.1 5N 95 6D 97.1 6R 98.1 RP 98.2
Attendance Champs in mid SATS with 99.8% 1S 87 1/2D 93.6 2M 96.3 2MS 99.4 3A 97.8 3JN 94.3 4C 87.5 4BT 98.9 5H 94 5N 94 6D 98.8 6R 95.8 RP 93.4
Attendance Champs with 99 % are 2M and 6D 1S 95.4 1/2D 88.5 2M 99 2MS 95.5 3A 98.7 3JN 91.8 4C 85 4BT 96.4 5H 89.1 5N 93.9 6D 99 6R 92.9 RP 95.2
1S 93.5 1/2D 88.9 2M 96.9 2MS 93.8 3A 94.6 3JN 97.7 4C 88.6 4BT 97.7 5H 97.8 5N 92.9 6D 97.6 6R 83.9 RP 93.8
Well done 5H for winning the Termly Attendance Prize with 97.6% .... and to the x167 children with 100% for the term. ( 5H are in Whitby) 1S 96.9 1/2D 93.2 2M 94.5 2MS 97.1 3A 93 3JN 95.6 4C 94 4BT 97.1 5H 97.3 5N 93 6D 97 6R 97.1 RP...
100% Attendance for 6D and 2M 1S 92.6 1/2D 93.2 2M 100 2MS 97.7 3A 97 3JN 96.3 4C 88.6 4BT 97.3 5H 97 5N 94.3 6D 100 6R 98.1 RP 93.6
5N are the Attendance Champs 1S 99.1 1/2D 92 2M 95 2MS 95.5 3A 94.8 3JN 96.2 4C 96.8 4BT 95.9 5H 97.4 5N 95.7 6D 93.3 6R 95.7 RP 89.3
1S 97.4 1/2D 95.6 2M 95.5 2MS 96.4 3A 94.3 3JN 95.2 4C 93.2 4BT 95.9 5H 97.4 5N 97.8 6D 96.2 6R 96.2 RP 95.7
Well done 4BT and 2MS for being joint Attendance Champs with 99% 1S 98.4 1/2D 92.7 2M 94.4 2MS 98.9 3A 88 3JN 97.1 4C 96.6 4BT 98.9 5H 97.8 5N 96.2 6D 95.2 6R 97 RP...
Attendance Champs with 98% its 1S 1S 98.3 1/2D 96.4 2M 93.5 2MS 95 3A 88.7 3JN 92.4 4C 93.5 4BT 97.1 5H 96.5 5N 86.6 6D 94.3 6R 98.1 RP 94.3
1S 94.3 1/2D 84.3 2M 91.9 2MS 95 3A 87.8 3JN 94 4C 97.4 4BT 96.7 5H 96.5 5N 90 6D 100 6R 96.2 RP 92.1
1S 99.1 1/2D 93.9 2M 96.7 2MS 99.1 3A 95.2 3JN 96 4C 95.2 4BT 99 5H 96.5 5N 92.9 6D 98.6 6R 100! RP 95.7
1S 100 1/2D 93.5 2M 97.6 2MS 98.9 3A 96.2 3JN 97.5 4C 97.8 4BT 98.8 5H 97.8 5N 92.7 6D 98.9 6R 98.3 RP 98.2
100% Attenders for the term with 6D taking the Termly prize with 98% 1S 95.2 1/2D 93.8 2M 95.6 2MS 97.1 3A 95 3JN 96 4C 95.3 4BT 95.5 5H 96.3 5N 95.9 6D 97.3 6R 96.8 RP 96.7
3JN are this weeks Attendance Champs with 99% 1S 93.9 1/2D 93 2M 91.4 2MS 93.6 3A 91.7 3JN 99.5 4C 96.5 4BT 96.7 5H 97.4 5N 96.7 6D 94.5 6R 94.1 RP 92.9
Well done 3JN on being this weeks Attendance Champs with 98% 1S 93.5 1/2D 93 2M 96.2 2MS 96.4 3A 92.6 3JN 98 4C 94.3 4BT 95.2 5H 97 5N 97.5 6D 96.8 6R 94.1 RP 87.1
1S 93 1/2D 91.7 2M 95.2 2MS 97.3 3A 97.4 3JN 97.5 4C 92.6 4BT 97.1 5H 92.2 5N 93.6 6D 96.4 6R 92.7 RP 95.5
2MS with 99% are the Attendance Champs 1S 92.5 1/2D 88.6 2M 95.2 2MS 99.1 3A 98.3 3JN 94 4C 94.8 4BT 93.8 5H 98.7 5N 95.7 6D 95.5 6R 95.5 RP 97.9