Good school attendance is crucial to support children's learning. The Department for Education say there is clear evidence of a link between poor attendance at school and low levels of achievement.
The minimum target for attendance is 96%. An attendance percentage of between 96 and 98% is considered good, and attendance above 98% is considered excellent.
Minerva Primary School is committed to ensuring the best possible outcomes for our pupils. Therefore we ask our parents and carers to support us by ensuring their children's full attendance at school except in cases of genuine illness.
For the DfE statutory guidance on school attendance please click on the following link:
There is also a helpful attendance guide for parents which can be downloaded below.
Holiday during Term Time
Pupils are not allowed to take holiday in term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. It is very rare that any holiday would be authorised. Good attendance is key to pupils making good progress and taking time out to go on holiday can significantly hamper progress. Therefore, we request that no child takes holiday during term time.
If you do need to request term time leave in exceptional circumstances, please visit the school office for a request form.