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It has long been recognised that academic success is built upon a sound foundation of good attendance. As a school we have a shared legal responsibility with parents and carers to ensure that all children attend school regularly.


95%-100% attendance is seen as good attendance, and as a school we aim for every child to acheive this target. Sitwell Infant School uses ‘attendance zones’ to offer support, at an early stage, to those experiencing difficulties.


Red - below 91%       Amber - 92% - 95%        Green 96% - 100% 


Attendance is tracked on a weekly basis to monitor children within the above zones.

During the Autumn and Spring term, attendance is monitored and attendance which falls below 96% may be subject to a monitoring period. If attendance does not improve, meetings may be held in school to support families.


We recognise and reward good attendance in a variety of ways at Sitwell Infant School. We celebrate both class and individual attendance and certificates and prizes are shared regularly to motivate and encourage good attendance habits. Our whole school aim is to achieve 96% or higher attendance.  Each week we celebrate the class with the highest attendance.


The class with the best attendance for w/c 16th September was:     Class 3 with 99%!


Please try your very best to send children to school every day and on time. Please note that we follow government guidance for considering any requests for leave of absence during term time. Holidays will not be authorised and you may be fined for removing your child from school. If you are considering a leave of absence, please call into Reception and make an appointment to speak with Mrs Peart about this.


Annual Attendance Statistics


  2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019
SIS Attendance 96.8% 96.2% 95.2%
National Attendance 96% 95.8% 95.8%

SIS (children with more than 10% absence)

5.3% 2.3% 5.1%

National Persistant Absence %

8.7% 9.6% 9.6%


Our Attendance Policy and further information is attached below for your reference.