New Cangle Community Primary School

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Absence and Attendance

Good attendance is key to good progress at school. Learning lost through poor attendance very quickly leads to children falling behind and/or becoming worried and distressed.

The following figures show how quickly non-attendance becomes an issue for a child’s education:


Above 97%: Less than 6 days absence a year 

95% : 10 days absence a year 

90% : 19 days absence a year

            A child with 90% attendance misses almost a month of school  time per year and is classed as 'Persistent Absence'

85% : 29 days absence a year

           A child with 85% attendance is missing almost 6 weeks of school per year.

80% : 38 days absence a year

           A child with 80% attendance will miss a year of schooling over five years.


Children missing school can find it difficult to keep up with their peers and also reach their potential. We appreciate there are times when absences are unavoidable but it is important that parents are aware of the impact non-attendance can have on a child’s education. If you need to request absence from school then please complete and return the Leave of Absence form below. Our attendance policy can be found here




If your child is unwell please contact the school office as early as possible. Please do not contact the teacher or head teacher with this information.

The office can be contacted as follows:

If a child has diarrhoea or sickness please allow 48 hours after the last attack before sending them back to school to reduce the risk of infection.