Attendance at school is vitally important to a pupil’s success. Here at The Chantry we closely follow pupil attendance. This has meant attendance at the school is regularly above other schools nationally.

Attendance Policy

Some general guidelines for attendance at The Chantry

High Attendance 98% and above
Above average 96% to 97%
Average 94% to 95%
Low Below 94%
Persistent absence 90% or below
The school’s attendance target for 2016-17 is 97%

Did you know?

If your son/ daughter missed half a day a week over their 5 years at school (90% attendance) that would be the equivalent of missing 6 months of school. A whole day a week (80% attendance) would be the equivalent of missing a whole school year.

Current holiday legislation

Schools can no longer agree holidays in term time. If you wish us to consider your child’s absence from school for exceptional circumstances you are required to apply to the Headteacher for consideration.

Should parents absent their child without agreement, school could serve a penalty notice if 5 days or more absence is taken for a holiday that had been refused.

The penalty is £60 per parent per child if paid within 21 days receipt, rising to £120 if paid after 21 days. Parents can be prosecuted if 28 days have expired and full payment has not been made. There is no right of appeal by parents against the penalty notice.

Should you wish to make an application for absence in school time please use the following link to use the school absence request form:

Absence Request Form