Children only get one chance at school, and your child's chances of a successful future may be affected by not attending school regularly.

If children do not attend regularly, they miss learning opportunities and valuable social experiences. Therefore, at Kingsfield Primary School, attendance is one of our top priorities.

Children are rewarded for good punctuality and attendance; these rewards are presented in our Friday achievement assembly.


Our School target for attendance is 97%. 


With effect from September 2015, schools have been advised by the government's Department for Education (DfE) that the Persistent Absence (PA) threshold will be reduced to 10%. 

This means that if a pupil has an overall attendance of 90% or less over a given period, they will be classed as persistently absent.


15 per cent

10 per cent

Half-term 1 (Autumn Term A)

10 or more sessions

7 or more sessions

Half-term 1 to 2 (Autumn term B)

22 or more sessions

14 or more sessions

Half-term 1 to 3 (Spring Term A)

30 or more sessions

20 or more sessions

Half-term 1 -4 (Autumn term and Spring term combined)

38 or more sessions

25 or more sessions

Half-term 1 - 5

46 or more sessions

31 or more sessions

Half-term 1 -6 (full academic year)

56 or more sessions

38 or more sessions

 The DfE will publish persistent absence at both 15 per cent and 10 per cent for the academic year 2014 to 2015.

We will advise parents when attendance becomes a concern, either by  letter or as part of a meeting in school. If attendance fails to improve during a monitoring period, a penalty notice ffine will be issued.

Kingsfield Attendance Policy

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