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At Stuart Road Primary Academy, we believe that our community is stronger together, with all of our pupils in school, on time, everyday.

We are aiming to provide a knowledge and skills rich curriculum for our child through active, meaningful and engaging opportunities.

By attending school everyday, we believe we can achieve this success.


If your child can not attend school through illness or because of a medical/doctors appointment, please email to the following email address;


If your child is absent from school please email everyday that they are absent to keep us informed.  

As you are aware, we know children will be ill from time to time, but we do need to monitor missed days of learning and this will help us to keep a clearer picture.  


We know the impact regular attendance has on your child’s learning and well-being; and that having good attendance is directly linked to raising achievement and develops skills for life and work. We have many initiatives to celebrate and support attendance in school and ask that parents/careers support the school in this by ensuring that your child attends school every day and arrives ready to learn and on time. 

If there are concerns about your child's lateness or attendance, someone from the Attendance Team will contact you. Please be open about the challenges you are facing, in order for the school to try their best to support you and your child to improve their attendance.


The link between attendance and attainment is clear:

• In 2018/19, just 40% of persistently absent (PA) children in KS2 achieved expected KS2 standards, compared with 84% of pupils who were regular attenders.

• And 36% of PA children in KS4 got 9 to 4 in their English and maths GCSEs, also compared with 84% of regular attenders.

It’s never too late to benefit from good attendance:

• More than half (54%) of pupils who were PA in Year 10 and then rarely absent in Year 11, passed at least 5 GCSEs, compared to 36% of pupils who were persistently absent in both years.

Attendance is important for more than just attainment:

• Regular school attendance can facilitate positive peer relationships, which is a protective factor for mental health and wellbeing.

‘Lateness for anyone, child or adult, can make us feel vulnerable. Walking into a settled focused classroom, trying to catch up with the lost learning and missing out on the vital start of the day opportunities prepared by teachers, contribute to making it harder for a child to feel settled and confident. If this is a regular occurrence, it can have a profound impact on your child's learning and well-being.

  • Weekly Attendance per Year Group/Whole School and Targets
  • Links to national websites/information

Is my child too ill for school? - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Back to school week – Everything you need to know about school attendance - The Education Hub (blog.gov.uk)

School attendance and absence: Overview - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

The Attendance Team at Stuart Road: 
Mrs Nicholls

Headteacher/Attendance Lead

Mrs Riley

Attendance officer and SENCO

Mrs Medlicott