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Attendance and Term Time Absence

Attendance at Bradley Barton


Bradley Barton Primary School statement and values

It is a government legal requirement that all children attend school for 190 days each academic year.

The government requires that schools monitor attendance and ensure the legal requirement is achieved wherever possible.

Bradley Barton Primary School is striving to achieve our goal of 97.5% attendance.  It is our policy that all children’s attendance that falls above this will be celebrated, and that systematic support and challenge is put in place where this is not likely to be achieved. We recognise that good attendance is central to raising standards and pupil attainment.

Our Attendance policy helps us to underpin our school ethos to:

  • Support pupils and their parents/carers in achieving the highest possible level of attendance and punctuality
  • Promote children’s welfare and safeguarding
  • Ensure every pupil has access to a full-time education which they are entitled to
  • Ensure that pupils succeed and realise their full potential whilst at school
  • Make parents/carers aware of their legal responsibilities

We use an early warning attendance system to support all pupils gain a good attendance.



The above is used to monitor Attendance after the first half term of the academic year, due to the number of sessions a child can attend.

If your child is unwell and unable to attend school, please ensure you leave a message on the absence phoneline or send a text through the School Gateway App by 9.30am every day of your child’s absence.

The Attendance Team is Miss Thompson – Family Support Worker and Mrs Weatherdon – Attendance Officer, Mr Page over sees the attendance process at Bradley Barton.

Absence Request Form