Attendance quote from our Ofsted inspection, July 2014
"Attendance has improved significantly. From being below average at the time of the last inspection it is now above average. School leaders have worked effectively to bring about improvements and to persuade parents of the importance of their children’s regular attendance. However, the main reason for the improvement is that pupils now find school interesting, enjoyable and too good to miss."
Where a fixed penalty notice may be issued...
Fixed term penalties will only be issued in circumstance where the LA is satisfied that the criteria for prosecution would be met if the option if a fixed penalty notice is not taken up by the parent. The circumstances in which a notice may be issued are:
- Where a child is absent from school due to unauthorised absence of 10% or over a six week period.
- Where a child is present in a public place during school hours without reasonable justification during the first five days of any exclusion.