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Crowmarsh Gifford CE Primary School places a high priority on regular attendance & punctuality. The impact of poor attendance on the progress, wellbeing and happiness of children cannot be underestimated.

If your child is unable to attend for any reason please call school: 01491 836785

You can leave a message or speak to a member of staff during office hours 8:30am - 4:15pm

To ensure children safety we operate a 'first day call' system. If we are unsure why your child in not in school we will call. Please help us by calling us first.

To view our attendance policy please go to our Policy Page

Why is attendance so important?

  • Attendance is linked to safeguarding & child protection

Evidence shows that if a child does not attend regularly:

  • They  cannot keep up with their class  work.
  • They do not achieve the results
  • They miss out on the social side of school and can have problems maintaining friendships.

We rely heavily on parents to work in partnership with us to support pupils in attending school and hope that the information provided will support you with any issues which may affect your child’s attendance and punctuality.

It is important that we help the children develop their own positive experiences of school to ensure they achieve their full potential.

The DFE expects schools to record percentages of attendance for pupils and to inform parents when there are concerns that attendance is low or there are patterns in absence.  Schools have a legal responsibility to follow guidelines to ensure the attendance of children and to report concerns to agencies if attendance continues to be poor.

CG expects all children to have an attendance percentage of 95% or above.  This is classed as ‘Good’ by the DFE.  Attendance of 97% or above is classed as ‘Excellent’.  Attendance below 95% is classed as ‘Poor’ and so may need to be actioned.