Risby CEVC Primary School is committed to providing an education of the highest quality for all of its pupils and recognises that this can only be achieved by supporting and promoting excellent school attendance for all. There is clear evidence that attendance at school links to high levels of attainment and we firmly believe that children will only be able to take full advantage of the educational opportunities available to them if they attend school on a daily basis during term time.
Whilst we understand that there are always exceptional circumstances which will affect a child's attendance, we work closely with our parents and carers to encourage 100% attendance and ensure holidays are not taken in school time, in order that our children have the very best opportunity to succeed.
Each term we are required to submit attendance data for our school to the Lead Attendance Officer for Suffolk County Council. Any child whose attendance is considered too low or who has been persistently absent over a number of weeks is identified and will be monitored by the Local Authority Attendance team. Individual attendance figures will be discussed with parents if they are a cause for concern and, if required, we may ask the Educational Welfare Officer to further investigate reasons for absence and to ask for medical evidence.
Further information can be found in our Attendance Policy below: