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Thrybergh Fullerton
C of E Primary Academy

Welcome toThrybergh Fullerton C of E Primary Academy




If your child is too ill to come to school, parents must contact school on the first day of absence. The best way to do this is to leave a message on the school absence line. 


If school have not heard anything from a parent/carer office staff will call the emergency contacts for the child to obtain a reason for absence.


If we are unable to contact a parent/carer then a referral may be made to the Rotherham Early Help team, for this reason it is vital that parents/carers contact school on a child’s first day of absence. 

New Attendance Procedures Sept 2021


At Thrybergh Fullerton we believe that good attendance is essential for every child to have the best opportunity to achieve their full potential. 


Parents have a legal duty to ensure children attend school every day wherever possible, and that they are on time and remain in school for the full day to access their education. We have a statutory responsibility to uphold this expectation and to have systems in place to monitor the attendance of all pupils and offer appropriate support where necessary.


Our whole school target is 96% attendance and our aim is for all children to have at least 96% attendance and achieve an attendance award at the end of the year.


Every school day matters:


98% attendance = 4 school days missed

95% attendance = 10 school days missed (2 weeks)

90% attendance = 20 school days missed (4 weeks)

85% attendance = 30 school days missed (6 weeks)

80% attendance = 38 school days missed (8 weeks)


Five minutes late each day = 3 days missed each year


The school will use the Local Authority attendance pathway to send standard letters and offers of support, where attendance is concerning. This may then result in a referral to the Local Authority School Attendance Panel, who may issue a fine for nonattendance. We want to work with parents and carers to support them in ensuring children are able to attend school every day and avoid referrals being made.