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Attendance and Punctuality

Attendance Matters!

Research shows that children who attend school regularly and on time are most likely to be more successful in their exams, careers and adult life.  Days off school add up to lost learning: 

Our Attendance Team: 

  • Miss D Maudsley – Headteacher
  • Miss K McSteen – Assistant Headteacher
  • Mrs C Poole – Attendance and Punctuality Officer
  • Local Authority -  EWO

The local authority expect schools to achieve 97% for a whole school year.

Please click here to view our attendance policy in our School Policies section.

Please click here to see our weekly attendance.

Celebrating Good Attendance at St.John's 

Class Piggy Banks

Each week in Assembly, we look at our whole school attendance and the attendance for each class. This is presented on a bar chart and the aim is to get on or above the 98% line. For those classes who reach this target and succeed, a gold coin representing £5 is added to their class piggy banks. Then, at the end of the academic year, each class has the opportunity to spend their piggy bank money and celebrate! 

Piggy Bank - Cartoon - Free Transparent PNG Download - PNGkey

Weekly Raffle Prize Draw 

During our weekly assembly, those children who have had 100% attendance for the week are entered into a raffle prize draw. Miss Maudsley reveals the winner and they receive a special attendance prize. 

Termly Attendance Celebration Assembly

Every term, we celebrate those children who have 100% attendance for the whole term. We also take this as an opportunity to award those children with improved attendance and punctuality. Children receive stationery packs, books and other special prizes. 


Children's Attendance Records 

The pupils in St.John's know the importance of attending school every day. They each have their own personal attendance records which are laminated and kept in their trays. During registration time each morning and afternoon, whilst the class teacher takes the register, each pupil completes their own record. Class teachers give their own additional attendance rewards based on the completion of these records. 

Whole School Attendance Data 2021-2022

Autumn Term 93.9%
Spring Term  93.9%


Important changes to Attendance Legislation (Please Read):


Please read this regarding holidays during term time.