Attendance

Good attendance is vital if your child is to achieve and make good progress. We monitor attendance daily. Term time holidays are not authorised and could result in fines being issued through Fixed Penalty Notices.

Each week we have an attendance assembly, where each class gets a certificate showing their attendance for the previous week.

  • Green = 96% and above
  • Yellow = 90-95.9%
  • Red = below 90%

The results are highlighted in our weekly newsletter. If a class reaches 100% for a week, then they hold a celebration “toast party”.

Individual certificates are presented to children who achieve 100% attendance over a full half term.

Reports to parents at the end of each half trm include an attendance grade for every child, based on the red/yellow/green system.

We will always contact you if we are concerned about your child’s attendance.

If your child is absent due to sickness

Please notify us by email on oldtrafford@focus-trust.co.uk or phone (0161 912 4875) to let us know and explain your child’s absence. In order to ensure the safety and well-being of your child, we will contact you if we have not received notification from you by 9.15am.

Persistent absence – attendance below 90%

Any child whose attendance falls below 90% will be referred to Trafford’s Education Welfare Service, monitored closely and further action taken. This could include fixed penalty fines or prosecution, particularly where the problem is persistent over time.

Punctuality

Being late for school makes it hard for your child to learn. If they are 30 minutes late each day it means they are missing a half day of school every week. If your child is late by 10 minutes a day he or she will miss the equivalent of one week of learning time in a year.

Holidays in term time

Holidays in term time are not permitted. All parents are reminded of this policy on a regular basis. Click here for more information. In the very few instances where absence has been authorised, parents will be provided with a letter from the Principal that clearly states this. Without this letter of authorisation, parents should assume that the absence will be unauthorised.