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We strongly believe that there is a direct link between pupil progress and a child’s level of attendance. We take seriously our responsibility of monitoring and addressing attendance issues and acknowledge that irregular attendance seriously disrupts the continuity of learning for pupils. It is essential that home and school work together to ensure all pupils at Grove Primary School get the best start in life.

The Education Act 1996 states that all children should attend school regularly and punctually. The Act states, “If a child of compulsory school age who is registered at a school fails to attend regularly at the school, his/her parent is guilty of an offence”.


We ask parents to work with us to ensure good attendance by:


  • Ensuring your child arrives on time every day from 8.30 am.
  • Notifying school on the first day of absence by phone to provide an explanation for absence.
  • Providing medical information if requested.
  • Wherever possible make medical/dental appointments outside of school hours.
  • Not taking holidays in term time.





Each half-term you will receive a copy of your child's Registration Certificate. Please take a look at the table provided below to see if your child has excellent attendance:



96% and above

Well done! Thank you for your support.


91% to 95%

Your child's attendance is of concern 


90% and lower

Your child's attendance is of serious concern and we may need to meet with you urgently.