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Regular and punctual school attendance is important. Pupils need to attend school regularly if they are to take full advantage of the educational opportunities available to them by law. 

Carleton Endowed CE Primary School fully recognises its responsibilities to ensure pupils are  in school and on time, therefore having access to learning for the maximum number of days  and hours.

Although parents/carers have the legal responsibility for ensuring their child’s good  attendance, the Headteacher and Governors at our school work together with other professionals and agencies to ensure that all pupils are encouraged and supported to develop good attendance habits. 

Children who are persistently late or absent soon fall behind with their learning. Children who  are absent from school frequently develop large gaps in their learning which will impact on  their progress and their ability to meet age related learning expectations.

For example. A child whose  attendance drops to 90% each year will, over their time at primary school, have missed two whole terms of learning.