Primary School




At Netherthong Primary School we believe that good attendance is vital to a child being able to achieve their best. Any absence will affect this and regular absence will seriously affect their learning. It can also disrupt teaching routines, which may also affect the learning of others in the same class. 

Staff work with pupils and their families to ensure that each pupil attends school regularly and punctually, communicating effectively with pupils, parents and appropriate agencies to provide mutual information, advice and support.

For our children to gain the greatest benefit from their education it is vital that they attend school regularly and punctually. In order for any attendance and punctuality policy to be effective it must be consistently applied throughout the whole school, by its staff, pupils and parents

Although being absent cannot always be helped as we all do become ill from time to time, please take a look at the table below to show you exactly how much time your child could be missing.


365 Days in a Year  190 School Days in Total  Absence
100% Attendance 190 Days 0
95% Attendance 180 Days 2 Weeks
90% Attendance 171 Days 4 Weeks
85% Attendance 161 Days 6 Weeks
80% Attendance 152 Days More than half a term
75% Attendance 143 Days

9+ Weeks

To support our attendance in school we follow/ refer to the following documents.