Calve Croft Road, Peel Hall, Manchester, M22 5EU
Let Your Light Shine
Ensuring that children receive full-time education is a legal requirement for all parents. At St. ELizabeth's Catholic Primary School we believe that regular school attendance is the key to enabling children to maximise the educational opportunities available to them and to enable them to become emotionally resilient, confident and competent adults who are able to realise their full potential and make a positive contribution to their community.
We ask children to be in for 98+ of the time. This is because we are doing all we can for your child to have a happy successful future. In order to prepare them for secondary school and make sure they leave our school numerate & literate we NEED them to come into school every day so they don't miss any learning. Success at school and high achievement is inextricably linked to good attendance.
Please do not let your child “fall behind” the others because they have missed too much school.
The daily register for attendance is taken each morning and afternoon.
The first bell goes at 8.50am when the children will go into classrooms. The second bell rings at 9am at which point the gates will be closed and the register completed in class.
Children arriving after 9.00am must enter the school building at the main office and be signed in by the adult bringing them on the Entrysign system in the main school reception. They will receive a late mark for that day. Children arriving after the close of register at 10.00am will receive an unauthorised absence.
A telephone call is required from home on the first day of absence. A letter is required if a child is absent from school for more than one day. A first day calling system is used by our school. Parents/carers can expect a call or text message to ascertain why their child is absent. Any unexplained absence will be recorded as unauthorised.
The Governing Body of St Elizabeth's have taken the decision not to authorise holidays in term time.
If you believe you have an exceptional circumstance, you still have the right to apply for leave of absence. This form will be taken to the attendance panel meeting to discuss your request. You can request a leave of absence form from the office. You will be notified of the outcome following this meeting.
AIRPORT ATTENDANCE SCHEME
The airport are currently supporting us in celebrating those children who have good and outstanding attendance.
If your child is in every day for a half-term they will receive a certificate and a badge. If they have 100% attendance they will be invited to a party day in July!