Fordham Primary School

Fordham Primary School

Attendance

School education lays the vital foundations of a child’s life. Research clearly demonstrates the link between regular attendance and educational progress and attainment. Parents/carers and school staff should work in partnership to ensure children have full and equal access to all that school has to offer. Good school attendance is not only important for academic attainment but helps to maintain strong friends, create social and team values and helps pupils to feel the rhythm of a five days on, two days off working pattern. In line with the 1996 Education Act, the school expects children to attend school every day when it is in session. Parents and carers have a legal responsibility to ensure their child’s good attendance and as a school we encourage parents/carers to ensure that any problems which prevent this are identified and acted upon promptly.

Sometimes families find it difficult to get into school.  Let us know as we are here to help you! 

Attendance Policy Attendance Guidance for Parents
Application for Term-Time Leave

Sometimes exceptional circumstances may arise and you may require your child to be absent from school for a period of time. Please submit all requests at least two-weeks before the given date of absence. Each request will be considered on a case-by-case basis and you will be informed via return form of the outcome of your request. For more information on this please see the policy above. 

For information and advice from Cambridgeshire County Council following schools re-opening after Covid-19 please click here.

For further information on non-attendance and the law from Cambridgeshire County Council please click here.