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Attendance and Punctuality


At Newby, we encourage all children and families to have excellent punctuality and attendance. Attendance is a key life skill that helps children make the most of their learning time, create long-lasting relationships with friends and staff, and helps them to be prepared for the next stage of their education.

Children must come to school every day. Please contact the school office if they are unable to attend 01274 772208.

How we do it:

Every morning, our attendance team update our records on which children are in school as part of our safeguarding procedures. Our Pupil & Parent Support Manager and Attendance Officer work closely with staff and families, ensuring children are ready to learn.

School starts at 8.50am and we expect every child to be on time. Being punctual is absolutely vital to ensure that children have a good start to the day, do not miss any learning as well as not disturb the learning of other children who are on time.

Rewards are used to celebrate children with excellent attendance and those who have made big improvements. Each week, the class with the highest attendance wins the Key Stage Trophy, At the end of every term, we host an attendance assembly where children who have 100% attendance are awarded a certificate, culminating in the award of an attendance shield badge at the end of each academic year,

Where children are not attending school, we work very hard with families and outside agencies to help support the children back in to education. This includes meetings, home visits and referrals to the Bradford attendance team.

Families are encouraged to take holidays and appointments outside of school time. More information about extended leave can be found at the office

What we achieve

Children are excited about attending school, they feel safe, happy and supported while they are here. Families enjoy the range of rewards on offer for children with good attendance. A large majority of children attend school every day, with most having above 96.5% attendance for the year.

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