North Featherstone Junior And Infant School

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Gordon Street, Pontefract, West Yorkshire WF7 6LW

01977 799888

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Attendance

It is recognised that attendance at school is a key factor in raising pupil attainment.

Every child’s attendance and punctuality is checked thoroughly every week at NFJI. Please note that ALL absences, authorised or unauthorised, (regardless of the reason provided) are counted towards the overall attendance figure. Our register opens at 9.00am and we appreciate your help in making sure your child is punctual to their class in order for them not to miss any learning time


Regular school attendance – why it’s so important

Good attendance shows your child is reliable. .

Only having 90% attendance effectively means they are  missing half a day of school per week. Over one year, this is the same as a child missing 4 weeks of school. During the course of their school education, half a year of school would be lost.

Only attending 80% of the time, means they are missing one day of school per week - eight weeks per year. During the course of their education, one whole year of school would be lost. At NFJI we encourage children to miss as little amount of school as possible.


Preventing your child from missing school: what can you do

You can help prevent your child missing school by:

  • discussing any problems they may have at school - inform their teacher or head teacher about anything serious
  • making sure they understand why attendance is important
  • arranging appointments and outings after school hours, at weekends or during school holidays will help to prevent disruption to your child’s education and to the school. 

Under normal circumstances, you should not expect the school to agree to your child going on holiday during term time.

Attendance Policy

100% attendance

Attendance Matters

To promote attendance we all have our very own tree named after our class. Our aim is to fill our tree full of leaves to earn a reward at the end.

If our class has 100% attendance for the whole week, we can add 2 leaves.

If our class is the winner of the weekly attendance, we can add 1 leaf.

Our goal is to fill our tree as quickly as possible by gaining 100% attendance - Lets see which class wins!

 

Behaviour and Attendance Data

 

2012

2013

2014

 

Attendance

95.4%

 

95.4%

96.9%

 

National

 

95.6%

95.3%

 

 

Unauthorised Absence

3.5%

3.8%

2.8%

 

National

3.7%

3.9%

 

 

Persistent  Absence

4.3%

5.7%

0.4%

 

Persistent Absence National

3.1%

2.7%

 

 

Permanent Exclusions

0

0

0