"You have created a well-structured curriculum that develops pupils’ knowledge in academic subjects such as English and mathematics, but also provides pupils with a rich range of other opportunities." Ofsted , April 2018.
Because children feel safe and secure in school and enjoy learning, their attendance is good. Each year the school aims for 96% overall attendance to meet government requirements. Due to changes in national legislation the headteacher is unable to authorise holidays during term time except in the case of families of service men and women returning from active service. However, when children are attending special events e.g award ceremonies or family weddings, the headteacher is pleased to authorise a one day absence.
WHAT DOES YOUR CHILD’S ABSENCE MEAN?
The City of Sunderland Education Authority has provided the following table as information for parents.
|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|