Attendance & Punctuality

Attendance & Punctuality

Good attendance and punctuality are hugely important at St Christopher’s School. It benefits a child’s personal development, academic development and ensures they have full access to our broad and balanced curriculum.

Generally children whose attendance is 95% or above:

  • Make better progress both socially & academically
  • Find it easier to cope with school routines & school
  • Have an easier transfer to secondary school

Information sent home to parents about the ‘Persistent Absence Threshold’ can be found at /parents/lettershome/. As with all letters, this can also be requested from the school office in hard-copy.

At St Christopher’s School we aim for high attendance rates for these reasons and one of the ways we actively promote this is by following our ‘Attendance Tree’.

A large display board in plain site, it is a fun and visually engaging way of promoting a positive attitude from the children toward attendance and punctuality.

The ‘rules’ are as follows:

  • Each week the class with the BEST overall attendance will earn an ‘Attendance Apple’ (pictured right) for The Punctuality Pear and Attendance Appletheir class to hang over their class entrance
  • Each week the class with the BEST overall punctuality will earn a ‘Punctuality Pear’ (pictured right) for their class to hang over their class entrance

Weekly attendance figures are published above each classroom door as well as on the Attendance Tree so pupils can have collective aspirations toward better attendance and puonctuality

Attendance & Punctuality Guidelines