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Cross Ash Primary School works closely with children and parents in connection with attendance, so that each child can achieve their full potential. By law, all children of compulsory school age (five to 16) must receive a suitable full-time education.

Once your child is registered at school, you are legally responsible for making sure that they attend regularly. If your child fails to do so, you risk getting a penalty notice or being prosecuted. You also need to think about the negative impact upon the following:

  • their learning

  • their friendships

  • their self-esteem and confidence.

We monitor the attendance of every child in the school and in partnership with the Education Welfare Office, we will work with and support those children and their families who are not attending school without sufficient reason.

90 percent attendance may sound good, but means that your child misses:

  • one half day each week

  • nearly four weeks every school year

  • over one school year in a school career

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