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Why is regular school attendance important?


Criftins C of E Primary School works closely with children and parents in connection with attendance so that each child can achieve their full potential. By law, all children of compulsory school age (five to sixteen) must receive a suitable full-time education.

Once your child is registered at school, you are legally responsible for making sure that they attend regularly. If your child fails to do so, you risk getting a penalty notice or being prosecuted. You also need to think about the negative impact upon the following:

  • their learning
  • their friendships
  • their self-esteem and confidence.


Criftins C of E Primary School monitors the attendance of every child in the school and works in partnership with our Schools Educational Welfare Officer. Together they work and support those children and their families who are not attending school without sufficient reason.

It is very important that you contact school, on the first day of absence, to let us know that you child is ill. Our school number is 01691 690207.

90% attendance sounds good, but means that your child misses:

  • one half day each week
  • nearly four weeks every school year
  • over one school year in a school career


Our school's target for this academic year is 95%




Timekeeping is also important in the education of your child.  If your child is persistently late then they are missing out on important start of lesson.


School doors open at 8:45am and will close at 9:00am promptly.


If you arrive after this time, please report to the main school office where your child will be given a late mark.  Registration will close at 9:15am any child who arrives or leaves after this time will be marked as absent.


Timekeeping is also important in the education of your child. If your child is persistently late then they are missing out on important assemblies as well as the start of the lesson.


We work closely with our Educational Social Welfare Officer to monitor each child's punctuality, parents who persistently bring their children to school late may be issued penalty notices. 

Support and Advice


If you require any support or advice with attendance and punctuality, please contact the main office to arrange an appointment to see Mrs. Mandy Jones


Pupil attendance is vital to a successful education in primary school as this is the foundation for lifelong learning.  Missing lessons makes it more difficult for your child to make good or better progress as they will have gaps in their learning.