Attendance

Attendance
 
At Berry Hill Primary School we recognise that punctual and regular school attendance is essential to ensure progress and enable children to meet their full potential.  We expect all children to attend every day, as long as they are fit and healthy enough to do so. 
 
All parents and carers of children of school age have a legal responsibility to ensure their children attend school every day.
If you child is ill, or absent for some other reason, please ring the school (01594 832262) no later than 9.30am giving the reason for the absence so the appropriate code can be entered in our register.  If we have not heard from you by 9.30am, we will contact you.  We need to know that your child is safe, and contact may be made with the the police if we have no response and are concerned.
 
We want all children to be in school as much as possible, and therefore discourage any time off during term time.  If you wish to make a request for absence during term time, please complete the form below and return to to the office for the attention of Mrs Hunt, Headteacher
(email: office@berryhill.gloucs.sch.uk).  
 
Please note that absence during term time can only be authorised in exceptional circumstances, and family holiday is not considered such.  More information is on the form. 
  
 
We continually review the attendance of all our children to ensure that they are in school as often as possible, and are therefore getting the best learning and development experience from their time in school. 
Good attendance is rewarded termly with certificates, and where we have concerns we will make contact to raise this with you.  We know that, at times, low attendance can be as a result of illness or other unavoidable circumstances, and we will always look to support improvements.  However, we also know that where a child has a low attendance (below 90% raises concern for us) then this is likely to impact on their progress and attainment.  We will look to work with you to make rapid improvements.
Low attendance which is ongoing will have a detrimental effect on learning, progress and attainment, and we will work hard with you to ensure this is not the case for your child. 
 
More information is available on the links below: