At Bempton School we concentrate very hard on maintaining and improving our attendance and punctuality. Children are required to attend school for 190 days each year. Government (DfE) research suggests that 16 days absence or 92% attendance in any one year can equal a full grade drop in attainment and rapidly slows a child's progress. How does your child's attendance compare with this target? Please remember that children who miss a lot of school achieve even less.
|ATTENDANCE DURING ONE SCHOOL YEAR||EQUALS_DAYS ABSENT||WHICH IS APPROXIMATELY_WEEKS ABSENT||WHICH MEANS THIS NUMBER OF LESSONS MISSED|
|95%||9 DAYS||2 WEEKS||50 LESSONS|
|90%||19 DAYS||4 WEEKS||100 LESSONS|
|85%||29 DAYS||6 WEEKS||150 LESSONS|
|80%||38 DAYS||8 WEEKS||200 LESSONS|
|75%||48 DAYS||10 WEEKS||250 LESSONS|
|70%||57 DAYS||11.5 WEEKS||290 LESSONS|
|65%||67 DAYS||13.5 WEEKS||340 LESSONS|
Please ensure your child arrives in good time for registration. School opens at 8.50am and 1.00pm for registration.
Further information on lateness can be found in the Bempton Primary School Attendance Policy.
If your child is ill please inform the school be telephone by 9.30am on the morning of absence, giving a reason for absence and an indication of when your child will return to school.
Please try to make all appointments out of school time in order not to disrupt your child's education. If this is not possible please provide a copy of the appointment letter / card to authorise the absence. We can provide a card for the medical practice to stamp which will then be kept on your child's file.
Unfortunately Head Teachers can no longer authorise absence during term time for the purpose of a family holiday. Only in exceptional circumstances will the school agree to an absence during term time.
Please inform the school and complete an 'absence from school for exceptional circumstances' request form before any planned absence. Supporting documents to aid decision making must also be submitted at the time of your request. Exceptional circumstances include:
Where there are exceptional circumstances that fall outside of the above, the Head Teacher will consult with the Principal Education Welfare Officer prior to any authorisation being given to the parent.
Further information can be found on the East Riding of Yorkshire Council website in the Absence from School for Exceptional Circumstances policy
Each class has the opportunity to work together to achieve the weekly attendance target and be awarded with a Head Teacher's certificate.
|GOLD AWARD||SILVER AWARD||BRONZE AWARD|
|98.1+%||97.1% - 98%||96%-97%|
Certificates are displayed in each class window so that everyone can see how well we are doing.
We award individual 100% Attendance certificates termly and annually and display a 'role of honour' of those children who have achieved.
If you are struggling with your child's attendance or with getting your child to school on time, we can offer support and advice. If your child's attendance is below expected levels we can work with you to improve this before we are required to make a referral to the local authority. Please contact the school if you have any questions. We look forward to working in partnership with you.