At Dudley Wood Primary School we believe that good attendance and punctuality are essential for a child to reach their educational potential and enjoy a feeling of belonging to their class and school community.
In promoting the belief that attendance and punctuality are important values we are preparing children for life and for a successful future.
Prolonged and consistent absence, in any year group, results in limited progress and low levels of achievement. The children quickly begin to fall behind their peers and often never fully catch up with gaps in their skills and knowledge.
Repeated and consistent lateness is an unsettling start to the school day for both the child and school. Children will miss out on important learning opportunities at the start of the day.
As a school we follow the Department for Education guidelines and expect children to maintain an attendance figure above 95% throughout the academic year.