Towcester Church of England Primary School

Enjoy, Believe, Achieve, Succeed

Islington Road, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 6AU

01327 350332

admin@towcesterprimary.northants.sch.uk

Attendance

At Towcester Primary school, we firmly believe that ‘every day counts’! Regular and punctual school attendance is vital and directly links to academic achievement as well as educational enjoyment. Pupils need to attend regularly to take full advantage of the variety of opportunities available to them! We want to encourage children to come to school every day! To support this, we offer a variety of attendance awards, as well as continuing the new termly reward started in 2017! 

We make the most of every learning opportunity at Towcester C of E Primary School, and even before the final bell for registration, most children will have carried out at least ten minutes developing a skill or having time to practise. Just being 10 minutes late each day is nearly an hour less learning than everyone else.

We publish monthly attendance figures in our newsletter.

School Attendance National Figure for Attendance

2019 - 2020

N/A due to Covid N/A due to Covid

2018 - 2019

95.9% (18/19 figures not available yet) 

2017 - 2018 

95.1% 96%
2016 - 2017  96.0%       96%
2015 - 2016 95.9%      95.4%
2014 - 2015  96.3%      96%

Towcester Primary School Attendance Awards

100% Termly Attendance Rewards and Prizes

At the end of a term, children will be awarded a 100% attendance reward if they have been at school for every session that term. Awards will build up through the terms.

Awards are progressive, you must earn your ‘Great Attendance Award’ before any of the others.

First term of 100% attendance = Great Attendance Award

Second term of 100% attendance = Super Attendance Award

Third term of 100% attendance = Brilliant Attendance Award

Fourth term of 100% attendance = Amazing Attendance Award

Fifth term of 100% attendance = Terrific Attendance Award

Sixth term of 100% attendance = Exceptional Attendance Award 

Each term, all the children who have achieved 100% attendance, in that term, will earn a small reward.

Term

Reward

1

A lolly

2

Taking part in a craft activity

3

A packet of sweets

4

Taking part in a treasure hunt

5

Taking part in Outside games during an extra playtime

6

                                                                    An extra Summer afternoon play with a sweet treat

Monthly Class Attendance Rewards

Classes will be rewarded for having the highest attendance in a month, with a small prize to share. 

100% Annual Attendance Reward

Children who have 100% attendance for the whole academic year, will collect all the previous termly rewards and will earn their ‘Exceptional Award’ too. These children will also be rewarded with a small prize to celebrate their attendance achievements.

Attendance - An Important Message for Parents

We believe children should be in school every day to learn - just as it is stated by law. However, we understand that illness can occur and sometimes absence in unavoidable. We notify parents by letter when their child's percentage for attendance falls below 95%. In some cases, we will set targets for parents in order to raise attendance.

Primary Education provides children with the basics that are needed in order for them to develop and flourish. It is important that this grounding is strong - with no gaps in understanding. Missing just one lesson can cause a gap that is often hard to fill. It can make children feel uncomfortable if they are in a lesson when others seem to be ahead of them and so often the following couple of lessons can be more tricky to understand or participate in them. Please help your child to be in school every day because this is what they need and deserve.

In the same way that absence has a negative impact, so does being late. Teachers are often delivering key learning information from 9am. Arriving just 5 - 10 minutes late means a child can miss a key fact that would have helped them make an important connections from prior learning and to be able to move forwards. Walking into a classroom where everyone is working together can sometimes be unnerving and uncomfortable. Help your child to start the day in a calm, positive and happy way to enable them to do the best learning that they can. Please arrive before 8.55am.

We ask that parents seriously consider the impact of any decisions made about absence that are not illness or medical related.

We ask parents to support their child's school in wanting the best for them academically and emotionally.

Thank you