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Attendance & Lateness


To promote behaviour that will contribute to maintaining the values of The Galfrid School and create a climate which supports outstanding learning and achievement.


High attainment depends on good attendance. Irregular attendance leads to students missing important lessons and therefore not fulfilling their true potential; it also places children at risk and may result in their being drawn into patterns of anti-social or criminal behaviour. Therefore we take the issue of attendance very seriously and do all we can to obtain very high attendance from all our students. 


To promote good attendance and to emphasise its importance, the School offers rewards weekly (through class attendance competitions), half-termly and termly. Please read our attendance policy for more details.

Sickness and Absences

If a child is too ill to come to school or may pass infection to others they should not attend.  If this is the case please inform the office before 9.00am on the first day of absence and provide a note explaining the reason for absence when your child returns to school. 


Our Attendance Policy provides further details on term time absence.  If a parent needs to request term time absence they must inform the Headteacher in writing using the Absence Request form. Absence Request will not be authorised unless there are exceptional circumstances prevailing and your child must not already have attendance below 96%.  A meeting may be required to discuss such a request.

Attendance Documents