At Enfield, we expect every child to aspire to 100% attendance and to be on time every day.
Being late to school can have a considerable impact over the whole school year. The table below shows you how much time can be missed over a year just by being 5 minutes late to school every day:
5 minutes late every day = 3 days of school lost a year
10 minutes late every day = 6.5 days of school lost a year
15 minutes late every day = 10 days of school lost a year
20 minutes late every day = 13 days of school lost a year
30 minutes late every day = 19 days of school lost a year
It is the parent/carer’s responsibility to notify school on the first day of a pupil’s absence giving a full reason for the absence and when they expect the child to return to school. We also expect a daily update if a return date to school is unknown. If we do not receive a reason for absence, the absence will be marked as `unauthorised’.
Leave of Absence
At this present time, if a holiday is taken during term time a Penalty Notice will be issued and the absence will be marked as unauthorised. You will be required to attend a meeting with Mrs Scott to discuss your request for Leave of Absence. Please come to the school office if you need a form.
If your child’s attendance falls below 90% they will be classed as a Persistent Absentee no matter what reason is given for absence. A letter will be sent to make you aware of this. The national average for attendance is 96% and we strive to achieve this target.
Please see our Attendance Policy on the Policies Page of this website.