Attendance & Punctuality
Here's a little reminder about attendance and why it's so important
At Applecroft School we aim for all children to have attendance rates between 96-100% each academic year. This is considered good - excellent attendance.
- Children who attend school are more connected to their community and develop stronger social skills and friendships, which are important in life
- Continuity of learning makes progress and retention easier
- Good attendance at school is not just valuable - it's essential. It's linked directly to improved exam performance, which in turn leads to further learning opportunities and better career prospects
- Improved performance in school tasks
For more information please see our school's Attendance Policy.
EVERY MINUTE MATTERS
If your child arrives late to school - their learning suffers. Please remember:
Gates open at 8:30am and close at 8:45am
Our school day begins at 8:45am
WHY IS PUNCTUALITY SO IMPORTANT?
* It's a foundation for positive patterns for the future
* Punctuality leads to good attendance
* It allows your child to settle calmly into the school day
* It sets your child (and you!) off to a good start!
WHY IS LATENESS SUCH AN ISSUE?
* It's embarrassing for your child to walk into class late and disruptive for those already settled and learning
* Your child may feel confused as they have missed important information and instruction about the day ahead
* Academic performance is impacted
* Lateness creates an unsettled and disruptive start to the day
How can Applecroft parents/carers help their child succeed?
* Send your child in every day
* Ensure they arrive punctually
* Encourage your child to be interested in school life
* Attend events and open days
* Make sure your child gets a good night’s rest
* Let your child know how important their education is
What can you do if you struggle to get your child to school on time?
* Talk to your child
* Talk to school
* Ask for help – it’s better to get help early on, before little problems become bigger problems - we're here to help!
Latest Guidance for parents and carers:
Department for Education - Guidance for parents on how to seek support with attendance challenges