For many years, the attendance of children at Rotherfield has been among the lowest in Islington. Islington is also one of the worst performing boroughs in terms of attendance in the whole country! Attendance therefore, is a top priority in all schools in our borough and especially at Rotherfield!
In Autumn 2017 we employed a Home School Worker to lead an Improving Attendance Strategy so that we can make a significant and permanent improvement in our attendance levels. We must improve how much we are at school, so we have the best opportunity to succeed in our learning!
In Autumn 2017 shared our Improving Attendance Strategy with everyone, so that we can all work together on high rates of attendance in school.
|Whole School Attendance||94.6%||95.2%||95.3%||95.5%||95.1%|
|% of pupils who are persistently absent||4.3%||15.1%*||6.7%|
*As of 2015/16 the Government changed the threshold for this measure from 85% to 90%.
Why should children be in school?
Holidays during school term time are against the law!
Taking children on holiday or out of school during term time is against the law.
We understand that holidays during term time may cost less money, but they are still against the law.
Term time holidays are an increasingly serious issue – and the government is advising schools to take serious action where they need to in order to make sure they do not happen.
The school is not allowed to authorise absence during term time, unless there are exceptional reasons (this does NOT include sickness of a family member).
Taking unauthorised holidays could result in a penalty notice from the Local Authority.
What if my child is sick?
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