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Absence and Attendance

Burton Bradstock School is committed to ensuring the best for all our learners and are working together with parents and carers to support children and families. All schools are working hard to promote good attendance and have common systems in place to work with families when attendance drops below an acceptable level.

You will be aware of the importance of good school attendance in improving a young person’s chance of success in life and establishing positive attitudes to life-long learning.

If a child has an attendance level of 90%, they will have missed one day a fortnight in school. Over a school year this will represent four weeks of absence. If this level of absence were maintained for a five-year period it would mean half a school year would have been missed.

On this page, you will find information about the importance of attendance and what happens if there are concerns.

Please talk to us if you are having difficulties, or you would like further information.

As a parent, you want your child to always be feeling their best for school and when they are not feeling very well it can be confusing to decide whether they should go to school or not. Please click the link to the Initio Learning Trust attendance guidance for parents, which outlines the importance of attendance and what to do if your child is too ill for school.    

Please click the link to our contacts page for details on how to report a student absence.