Having excellent attendance and punctuality will not only enable your child to achieve their full potential at Reevy Hill Primary School, but it will also equip them with vital skills for their adult life. Regular attendance is incredibly important, pupils who attend regularly will achieve better academically and will enjoy better relationships with staff and peers.
At Reevy Hill Primary School we expect every pupil to achieve a minimum of 97% attendance. This is equivalent to 6 days lost within the academic year. We have an Attendance Team to support the parents/carers of children whose attendance falls below 97%.
School staff will visit the homes of the children who are absent from school and where school have not been updated. This is part of our safeguarding procedures. Parents/carers must contact school before 9.30am on the first day of their child's absence and keep school updated should the absence continue. Unauthorised absences may result in the issue of a penalty notice.
If you are having difficulties regarding your child's attendance please contact Mrs Cox on 01274 677549. Poor attendance could result in a referral to Bradford Council's Education Social Work Service, which may result in legal action.
Children who have 96%+ attendance or who complete the 25 Day Challenge (attending 24/25 days during the challenge) will be rewarded every term with a special treat.
It is important your child/ren’s day gets off to a good start, so don’t forget teaching and learning begins at 09:00am and:
- Arriving late causes unnecessary disruption for your child/ren, the class and for staff
- Arriving late can result in your child being unsettled instead of being ready to learn
- Our School Attendance Team will visit homes of children who are persistently late to school to discuss punctuality
- Persistent lateness will result in a referral to One Education's educational welfare support.
If you have difficulties with getting your child to our school on time, please contact Mrs Debbie Cox for support.
The third core life skill that prepares children for success is positive behaviour.
Your co-operation with supporting us with attendance, punctuality and behaviour expectations is very much appreciated. If you would like to discuss any of these matters, please do not hesitate to contact the headteacher or deputy headteacher.