Copy of Attendance Poster

You have to be here to succeed

The school gates open at 8:30am and registration is at 8:45am. If your child is absent for any reason, please contact the school office immediately. Registration for pupils who are late to school closes at 9:15am

When pupils are absent, they are expected to follow their Google Classroom to keep in touch with classroom learning.

At SASM, we aim to foster pupils’ independence and many of our Upper School pupils walk home alone. If a child in Year 5 or 6 says they are walking home alone class teachers will release them at the end of the day. Written permission should be provided if your child is in Years 3 or 4, or you have agreed with your child that they can walk home on their own following an after-school club.

Raise your child's attendance

Having poor school attendance can seriously affect your child's chances of future success. The slideshow below explores this issue in greater depth:

Raise Your Childs Attendance.ppt

How we monitor attendance

Our attendance policy

Our attendance policy outlines how we promote regular attendance thus offer all pupils equal access to learning.

9_ Attendance Policy (updated October 2018).pdf

Requesting absence during term-time

Parents/carers do not have the right to take their child out of school during term time. By law you must ask permission for your child to miss school. Good attendance leads to improved outcomes for your child (please see the attendance presentation). If you would like to apply for permission for your child to have leave for exceptional circumstances from school you must complete the form below and return it to school for authorisation at least 10 days in advance of the proposed absence