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 95.63% (July 2021).
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 2021/2022
Term Start Finish
1 2 September 2021 22 October 2021 (37 days)
2 1 November 2021 23 December 2021 (40 days)
3 10 January 2022 18 February 2022 (30 days)
4 28 February 2022 8 April 2022 (30 days)
5 25 April 2022 27 May 2022 (25 days)
6 6 June 2022 22 July 2022 (35 days)
Inset Dates 2021/2022
Thursday 2nd September 2021
Friday 3rd September 2021
Monday 1st November 2021
Thursday 23rd December 2021
Monday 27th June 2022
These dates maybe subject to change
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 Web Site as well as inform parents via the text messaging service.