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Attendance

Our Attendance for 2016-17 was 96.6%

Promoting Good Attendance and Punctuality 2016-17

We are pleased to state that we achieved 96.6% attendance between 2016-17. Thank you to the parents and carers for supporting us in achieving this target. We are now working towards our 2017-18 target which is 97.1%.

Good attendance is a high priority with the Leadership Team at Knaphill School. We believe it is essential that children attend school regularly if they are to achieve their potential. Absence not only affect a child’s attainment but also their personal and social skills.

We will do all we can to encourage parents/ carers to ensure that the children in their care achieve maximum possible attendance and that any problems that prevent this are identified and acted on promptly. Leave of absence can only be granted in exceptional circumstances and a request form must be completed. Please click the link to download or request a copy from the school office.

Request for leave of absence form

Safeguarding is at the heart of our school and is incorporated in all we do as a school and children’s attendance is something that we monitor closely as part of this. We have thorough procedures that we follow when pupils transfer between schools and if a pupil moved to another school without warning or went ‘missing from education’.

In order for the school’s Attendance Policy to be successful, every member of staff will make attendance a high priority and convey this to the pupils at all times. We ask parents/guardians to support these views in the home to ensure that children are receiving consistent messages about the value of education.

As part of our aim to promote good attendance and punctuality, we encourage parents to have a look at “Every Day Counts” links below to see the importance of attendance.

Every day counts: