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Attendance and Punctuality

At Lapal we strongly believe that attendance and punctuality are vital for a child to maximise their potential and create a feeling of belonging in their class/school community. We have a culture of celebrating all kinds of achievement, attendance is included in this.

We promote good attendance and punctuality in the following ways;

  • Each week attendance and punctuality is celebrated in Whole School Assembly.  The class who achieve the best attendance is given 5 minutes extra playtime the following week.

  • Best class attendance is published in monthly newsletters

  • Each term we celebrate attendance as a whole school.  Children who have achieved 100% attendance for the current term will receive a certificate.

  • We also award children who have attended 100% of the school year with a certificate and badge (September to July).  At the end of the year children who have attended all year will have their names go into a draw to win a special prize.

  • The class with the best attendance for the school year also receives a free trip to the local cinema

  • Attendance figures are reported to parents annually via the child’s report.

  • We have clear communication with pupils and parents about the importance of punctuality and good attendance.

  • We work in partnership with the Education Investigation Service (EIS) to communicate to parents their legal obligations and the consequences of condoned absence.

Our overall attendance for the academic year 2017/2018 was 96.77%