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Attendance Matters



At Clockhouse Primary School we believe that good school attendance and good punctualtiy gives children the opportunity of success and helps develop skills for life. We believe it is vital that all children attend school every day unless there is an unavoidable and justifiable cause.


Attendance at Clockhouse Primary School THE FACTS!


Our attendance leaflet is intended to summarise our Attendance Policy and provide you with important information regarding attendance procedures and the actions we are required to take in the event of irregular attendance. Please take the time to read it by clicking on the link below:

We like to reward good attendance, click on the link below to find out more about this:


  • Seriously hinder your child’s learning and their ability to do well and achieve their potential.
  • Affect their confidence to attempt new learning and their ability to work  and learn alongside others in general and as a result develop reluctance or indeed refuse to attend school
  • Disrupt your child’s routines and make them feel vulnerable on their return to school
  • Cause disruption to teaching routines (if teachers need to revisit previous learning) and as a result affect the learning of other children in your child’s class
  • Affect their ability to make and sustain friendship groups. Children who are regularly absent from school often feel excluded from play-time games and activities and feel they have little in common with their peers
  • Lead to your child becoming disillusioned with school and education chool as they get older
  • Lead to you, as the parent / carer, facing legal and financial consequences. Please remember that you have a legal duty to ensure your child attends school on a regular basis


It is amazing how quickly absence can mount up, please look at the table below which shows how absence equates to learning time lost.  

If you are experiencing difficulty in getting your child to school on a daily basis it is important that you tell us. We will always try to help.