St John's C.E. Primary Academy

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Requesting Absence & Absence Data


At St John’s we strongly believe that ‘attendance is its own reward’. In other words, Children have to be here to learn and achieve. As Ofsted wrote:

‘Over the last three years, attendance has been around 97% which is well above the national average’ (Ofsted 2008)

Children themselves were praised by Ofsted in a letter to pupils:

‘Your behaviour is impeccable and at over 97% your attendance is impressive’ (2008)

Summary Absence Statistics – Over the Last 5 Years

For the last 5 years our attendance is consitently 97% and above. 

The total number of pupils of compulsory age (5 years+) on roll is 210                       

St John’s stresses the legal duty for parents/guardians to ensure regular and punctual attendance of their child(ren).

 Children should only be absent for: Illness, unavoidable medical or dental appointments and exceptional family circumstances, i.e. wedding or funeral

Requesting and Absence

The relevant forms for requesting an absence for holidays and other occasions like medical appointment can be found on the Current Parents page. Click here to see.