Attendance / Absence Requests

Regular and punctual school attendance is important if pupils are to take full advantage of the educational opportunities available to them by law. Queen Berengaria School (QBS) recognises the link between attendance and good learning and endeavours to work in partnership with all parents and carers to uphold and reinforce this message to impact positive outcomes for our pupils. As a school we will encourage parents and carers to ensure that their child achieves maximum possible attendance and that any problems that prevent this are identified and acted on promptly. 

Children who are persistently late or absent soon fall behind with their learning. Children who are absent from school frequently develop large gaps in their learning which will impact on their progress and their ability to meet age related learning expectations. A child whose attendance drops to 90% each year will, over their time at primary school, have missed two whole terms of learning.

This Attendance infographic illustrates further insight into lost learning time. 

Attendance Policy

Attendance Directive