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Attendance & Punctuality

At Daisyfield Primary School we are committed to helping all children thrive. Good attendance and punctuality are an integral part of the education process and ensures that children have the best start in life. Missing school, or being late to school can have a negative impact on the social, academic and long-term future of our children. Children whose absence is less that 90% are classed by the Government as a persistent absentee. Children who are persistently absent from school generally don't do as well as their peers in national tests (see below). They may also find it harder to form friendships. 


Whilst we all monitor attendance in school, Mrs Collier 'Champions Attendance' as our Strategic Attendance Lead and works closely with children, staff, parents, governors and the Educational Inclusion Officer to promote procedures for good attendance.

Part of the role involves closely monitoring every child's attendance, and supporting and helping families to improve attendance. We ask that parents, in line with the Government's expectations, engage with school to ensure that their child doesn't miss out on their education. If you need to speak to Mrs Collier please contact the school office on 01254 52108 or email





Working Together to Improve School Attendance, DFE, states that, 'At KS2, pupils not meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and maths had an overall absence rate of 4.7%, compared to 3.5% among those meeting the expected standard. Moreover, the overall absence rate of pupils not meeting the expected standard was higher than among those meeting the higher standard (4.7% compared to 2.7%)'

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