Why is it important to come to school everyday?
Ensuring all children attend school every day is a priority at Gilmour Infant School. We appreciate that children are sometimes unwell and need to stay at home until they are well enough to return to school.
To gain the greatest benefit from their education it is vital that all children attend regularly and on time. Children should aim to attend school every day that the school is open. Our target for is attendance is 97% and above.
As a school we will do all that we can to ensure maximum attendance for all of our children, by providing a welcoming, safe, stimulating and supportive environment that promotes a life-long love of learning. All staff will work with children and families to ensure each child attends school regularly and punctually.
School Start Times and Punctuality
Classroom doors open: 8:45
Registration closes: 8:55
Lessons start: 9:00
Please ensure your child arrives at school by 8:55 at the latest each morning. It is vitally important that your child arrives on time every day so that they do not miss out on essential learning.
School Attendance Awards
Each week in Praise Assembly the class with the highest attendance is presented with the school's attendance trophy. Click on the link above to see who the winners of the attendance trophy are each week.
Absences and punctuality are monitored to identify where improvements can be made and identify children who have good attendance. Each half term children with good attendance are awarded with certificates. Children with an attendance of 97% and above are awarded a silver certificate and those with 100% attendance are awarded a gold certificate.
Parents and Carers
Children attend school for 190 days per academic year. School is unable to authorise ANY holidays in term time. Children with an attendance of 90% and below are categorised as Persistent Absent and can be investigated by the Education Welfare Officer.
|Attendance||What does this attendance figure mean?|
|97% & above||Excellent Attendance|
|95% - 97%||Satisfactory Attendance|
|90% - 95%||Poor Attendance - Your child's attendance is being closely monitored in school|
|Less than 90%|
Unacceptable - Attendance is being closely monitored by school and could be referred to the Education Welfare Officer.
Absences will not be authorised without medical evidence
How can Parents help?