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.
Three times per year (December, March and July) we celebrate children's attendance with an Attendance Assembly. 100% attendance is rewarded with a pencil prize and certificates are given to those children who have attendance of over 98%. We hope that by carrying out assemblies three times per year, all the children will have the chance to improve their attendance, as we understand that there are times where children are away from school due to illness.
Children who attend school everyday, all year are rewarded with a special achievement prize.

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.

Do I need to keep my child off school?

Please follow the link above for useful advice on childhood illnesses.  

Term Dates 2022/2023

Term Start Finish
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