If your child is absent for any reason you must inform the school by phoning
on each day of absence giving a reason for the absence.
At Ranelagh we want your child to get the best from their education. We know that attendance is a major factor which impacts directly on how well children do at school. It is a focus nationally and the aim is that more children will reach their potential through improved attendance and punctuality. It is a parent/carer’s legal responsibility to ensure the child attends school daily. Whilst we understand that children do become ill through the year, consistent attendance should result in attendance of a percentage close to 96%. We want to raise the profile of attendance and to inform you of our current practice.
Any pupil who arrives AFTER the register has closed (9.10am) will receive an unauthorised late mark.
We want to raise the profile of attendance at Ranelagh and work with families to make sure our children get the most from their education; promoting good attendance and punctuality through:
From April 2018, new procedures will come into place which aim to keep parents better informed of their child's attendance and deal with any attendance issues early and quickly:
Fixed Penalty Notices
A fixed penalty notice will be issued in situations where unauthorised absence occurs in the following circumstances: