At Thurnby Mead, we recognise the importance of outstanding attendance and the positive impact this has on children’s progress, attainment, relationships, and their wellbeing.

We seek to secure 95% attendance for all children. If your child’s attendance falls below this, we will contact you by letter to inform you. If your child’s attendance falls below 90%, they will fall into the Persistent Absentee category and the Educational Welfare Officer (EWO) will be informed. If attendance does not improve and 3 further sessions of absence are unauthorised, you will be referred to the Educational Welfare Officer who will request a meeting with you.

We offer incentives to help boost attendance and build good habits. Every week we have a class certificate and trophy for the highest attendance. At our family Badge assemblies, we award individual children with certificates:

100% = Gold

99%+ = Silver

98%+ = Bronze

Children receiving a gold certificate are entered into a raffle for a family shopping voucher.

If your child is absent, you must contact the school office on each day of absence to explain the reason for absence by 9.00am. You may be asked to provide medical evidence.