Attendance

Here at Ravenscroft we promote good attendance and punctuality.  We regularly celebrate achievement in both; rewarding improvement and motivating our young people to attend consistently.

We value each young person as a member of our school community and will work with parents and carers to improve attendance.

It is the responsibility of parents and carers to ensure regular, punctual attendance.

Reporting Illness
If your child is unwell please report the illness on the first day.  This can be done by telephone or reported via the school app.  If you do not make contact with school a member of staff will attempt to contact you by telephone, visit, text or letter.  Absences without explanation will be unauthorised.  Unauthorised absences may result in referral to Knowsley School’s Attendance Service or a Penalty Warning Notification being issued.

Appointments
We realise that appointments within school time are sometimes necessary; but would encourage parent/carers to make them out of school time wherever possible.  If it is unavoidable please provide evidence of the appointment to ensure the absence is authorised.

Holiday/Leave of absence during term time
There is no parental right to leave during term time unless there is a case for exceptional circumstances.  Leave of absence request forms are available from the school office.  Each application is carefully considered and you will be notified by letter of the outcome of your request.

An unauthorised holiday can result in a referral to Knowsley School’s Attendance Service and may result in a fine being issued.

Punctuality
Please ensure your child arrives at school on time, arriving to school late may upset your child and will affect their learning, as they will have missed the start of lessons.

Here is a reminder of the school opening times:

Early Years/Foundation Stage
Nursery     8.45 am – 11.45 am
Reception 8.45 am – 3.10 pm

Key Stage 1 (Year 1 and Year 2)
8.50 am – 3.10 pm

Key Stage 2 (Years 3, 4, 5 & 6)
8.50 am – 3.15 pm

 

Useful information for parents:

Sam and Sammie school attendance booklet

Sam and Sammie good attendance poster

 

Education Penalty Notices – A Guide for Parents/Carers EPN Parents Leaflet