Punctuality and Attendance
Newbold School is committed to supporting the children to achieve the best possible attendance, to enable every child to reach their full potential. There is a strong link between good school attendance and achieving a good education. Children who frequently miss school may fall behind in their learning and development‚ so we work closely with families to avoid this situation. We are proud of our children's good attendance but also remain determined to improve this further with your support.
In keeping with goverment guidance and the Local Authority advice, family holidays will not be authorised by Newbold School during term time. Children should be in school during term time. It is not in their interest to take extended holiday when they will miss vital instruction and activities related to their programme. Further it is not reasonable to expect the class teacher to prepare extra work for the child to take with them whilst holidaying, with the resulting marking, or to personally coach that child on return so that they can catch up with their peers.
Please find the full Attendance Policy as well as the Arrival and Departure of Children Policy below‚ and do not hesitate to contact the school office should you have any doubts or questions.