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St. Mark’s is committed to providing a full and efficient educational experience to all children. Children attending every day, and on time is key to steady progress and enjoyment of learning, and for this reason the school is dedicated to ensuring maximum attendance for all children.
We encourage all pupils to work towards 100% attendance.
A whole calendar year has 365 days – a school year has only 190 days. This leaves 175 days to spend on family time, visits, holidays and other appointments.
We encourage regular attendance by:
We expect that you will:
“Failure to attend school regularly can have a major impact on young people’s education, their future and their life chances.”
We have a comprehensive Attendance and Absence Policy. Absences are strongly discouraged. The policy is available on request at the school office or you can download it from the Policies section.
Penalty notices may be used as a deterrent to prevent a pattern of unauthorised absences developing.