Upton Cross Primary School

Upton Cross Primary School

Upton Cross Primary School
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ATTENDANCE

Regular attendance and punctuality is essential for each child's educational development. If your child is unable to attend school for any reason please send a note to the class teacher, telephone or speak to school staff personally. Parents must let the school know by 9.15am for the morning session and by 12.45pm for Reception - Year 3 and 1.45pm for Year 4 - Year 6.

The national expectation for attendance and punctuality is 96%. If your child falls below that figure, they are regarded as having poor attendance and punctuality.  As a school, we sit just on the national average of 95% meaning a number of children fall well below that total. 

The Governing Body of the school have now voted unanimously for implementing Newham’s fining policy for families with children who have poor attendance and punctuality. It is extremely important that your child comes to school every day to ensure that they have every opportunity to enjoy and achieve at school. In our pupil progress meetings I am finding a strong link between children who are not achieving expected levels and poor attendance.

As parents it is your duty to ensure your child reaches their full potential. Without good attendance this is impossible to achieve.  I am working closely with Ms Watson who is our Attendance Officer to follow up on persistent absences. 

School Transport

Parents are responsible for ensuring that their children arrive at the school punctually each day.

Whether your child is entitled to a free travel pass depends on how far you and your child live from the school, not your income.

For primary schools, your child can get a pass if the shortest walking distance from home to school is more than two miles for children under eight or three miles for children over eight.

http://www.newham.gov.uk/educationandlearning/lifelonglearning/educationalawardsandbenefits/mealsmilkclothingandtransport.htm