Attendance and Term Dates
Big Ben Cake Clock - Falcons Class
"Excellent and approachable staff; always go the extra mile (especially over the last year)." Parent questionnaire May 2021
We believe that good attendance is essential if children are to take full advantage of school and gain the educational and social skills which will equip them for life. The school aims to achieve good attendance by operating an attendance policy where staff, pupils, parents and the Local Attendance Officer can work in partnership. We will monitor attendance and work quickly to solve any identified problems. The staff will encourage good attendance and will liaise with families and other agencies when this is appropriate. Good attendance is seen as an achievement in its own right.
We know that when children miss school, they miss out on so much learning and special times with their friends.
Our target for good attendance is 97%, the table below shows clearly how a few days of absence can really make a difference to this percentage. However, we know that by working together, ensuring children are in school each day (unless they are unwell), they will not miss out on vital learning experiences.
After a very difficult year, our current attendance rate stands at 96.10% (May 2022).
If your child is ill, please ring the Office on the first day of absence. If you do not ring us, we will ring you to ensure your child is safe. If you need to pick your child up during the day for an appointment, you must come to the school office to sign your child out of school.
As you will be aware there are strict guidelines which we must follow when authorising absence. Please see our Attendance and Punctuality Policy.
Use this Leave of Absence Request Form if you wish to request term time off for your child.
Term Dates 2023/2024
Inset days (2023-2024):-Monday 4th September, Monday 6th November, Friday 28th June, Monday 22nd July and Tuesday 23rd July
Term Dates 2022/2023
|1||Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd September - INSET days - children start school on Monday 5th September 2022||Friday 21st October 2022|
|2||Monday 31st October - INSET day - children back in school on Tuesday 1st November 2022||Thursday 22nd December 2022|
|3||Monday 9th January 2023||Friday 17th February 2022|
|4||Monday 27th February 2023||Friday 31st March 2023|
|5||Monday 17th April 2023||Friday 26th May 2023|
|6||Monday 5th June 2023||Friday 21st July 2023|
Inset Days (2022-23):- Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd September, Monday 31st October, Friday 18th November & Monday 26th June
If you are booking a holiday please check our latest newsletter or website calendar as school holiday dates can change.
Should the school have to close for any reason we will always endeavour to place a notice on the Derbyshire County Council website as well as inform parents via the text messaging service.
More information regarding term dates can be found on the Derbyshire County Council website.