The law entitles every child of compulsory school age to an efficient, full-time education suitable to their age, aptitude, and any special educational need they may have. It is the legal responsibility of every parent to make sure their child receives that education either by attendance at a school or by education otherwise than at a school

The pupils with the highest attainment at the end of key stage 2 have higher rates of attendance over the key stage compared to those with the lowest attainment.

We aspire to high standards of attendance from all pupils and parents and build a culture where all can, and want to, be in school and ready to learn by prioritising attendance improvement across the school. 

We are supported by the local attendance team, who will help us to help families where low attendance is having a detrimental impact on pupils. 


Holidays in term-time will not be authorised and a referrral will be made to the local authority when unauthorised days number 5 or more. 


Please see the attendance policy here:


You may also find the NHS guidance 'Is my child too ill for school?' useful and you can view it here:

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Hannah McGuire | Headteacher 01625520207
Diocese of Shrewsbury Cheshire East
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Designated Safeguarding Lead | Hannah McGuire
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