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At Brindishe Schools we believe that good attendance and punctuality are essential for the following reasons:

  • research shows that children who attend school regularly do better at school and make better progress
  • people who establish good patterns of timekeeping at an early age tend to keep these patterns for life
  • children who attend school regularly and on time do not miss lessons, parts of lessons or vital pieces of information; they see themselves as ‘in the picture’ and as important members of the group
  • children are entitled, in law, to receive a suitable education, either by regular attendance at school or otherwise.  Schools and parents/carers are legally obliged to ensure that all children receive their entitlement
  • it is not only a child’s learning that is affected by missing school; they also miss out on social aspects and this can affect their ability to make and keep their friendships - a vital part of growing up.