Attendance and Punctuality
All children benefit from regular and punctual school attendance, which is essential to every child’s academic, social and personal development. Being absent from school means a lost learning opportunity. Like you, we want our children to achieve their full potential; therefore, we want to ensure the best attendance possible.
Lower Farm Expectations
It is not only days that matter; every minute counts. Arriving on time (by 8:45am) means children can walk into class with their friends. This increases their sense of belonging and creates a calm start to the day. Specialist teaching such as reading begins promptly after registration. Your child deserves the very best so it is paramount they are there.
Pupils are attend school for 190 days each year. Over a school career, 15 minutes of lateness per day is equivalent to one year of missed education.
If you know your child is going to be absent from school for dental/medical appointments, please inform the school office and bring a copy of the appointment card. Wherever possible, appointments should be made outside of school hours unless it is an emergency.
If your child is going to be off sick, please call the school office (02475 267760) before 9:00am on the first day of absence. You will be asked for the reason for the absence and when you expect your child to return.
Government and Warwickshire guidance is that no holidays should be taken during term-time. Our governors support this and as such, the school will not authorise any holidays during term time. If there are exceptional circumstances that require your child to be absent from school for a short period of time, please put your request in writing to the Head Teacher, at least two weeks prior.
Celebrating Good Attendance and Punctuality
Every Friday during our Celebration Assembly and on our weekly newsletter, we celebrate class attendance rates to promote the importance of good attendance and punctuality in order to highlight their importance and reinforce the school’s high expectations.