Attendance

We are very proud of our school attendance figures. Last year our percentage was 97.9%. This is an outstanding achievement! We aim to maintain this figure and always seek to improve this.

 

Absences/ Appointments

If your child is absent from school then a telephone call to the school on the first day of absence before 9.00am is required.

If it is known that a child will be absent due to a visit to the doctor/dentist etc; please inform the school office in advance by means of a letter.

Absence requested for a holiday will not be authorised except in exceptional circumstances.

All late arrivals and absences will be recorded in the ‘Absence and  Late Diary’ as a Health and Safety precaution.

 

Why is attendance at school and punctuality important?

Attending school every day is crucial for learning, social skills and personal responsibility.

  • 98% attendance means that your child has missed 4 days in the school year
  • 95% attendance means that your child has missed 10 days in the school year
  • 90% attendance means that your child has missed 19 days in the school year
  • 80% attendance means that your child has missed 38 days in the school year
  • 5 minutes late each day means three whole days lost each year
  • 17 days missed from school each year equates to a whole GCSE grade
  • Attendance affects learning, future earning, wellbeing and a sense of belonging

Contact the School

St Gabriel's Catholic Primary School

Well Lane
Alsager
Stoke-on-Trent
ST7 2PG

Main Contact: Mrs Stevenson and Mrs McCann

Tel: 01270 875770
admin@stgabriels.cheshire.sch.uk

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