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Bapchild and Tonge

CE Primary School and Nursery

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School Attendance


We believe at Bapchild and Tonge that good attendance is key to good learning. It is well known that regular attendance at school is vital to help children achieve and get the best possible start in life. We are very proud at Bapchild and Tonge that at our school pupil attendance is deemed good. This shows that the children want to be at school and that parents and carers value the education we provide. It also shows that where children struggle to attend school that they are supported to improve their attendance and punctuality and join in the exciting learning.


Please take note of the table below which gives a good picture of how your child's attendance equates to days and weeks missed from school.


Attendance in one school year

Equates to days absent

Which is approximately

Which mean means the number of lessons missed


10 days

2 weeks

60 lessons


19 days

4 weeks

120 lessons


29 days

6 weeks

180 lessons


38 days

8 weeks

240 lessons


48 days

10 weeks

300 lessons


57 days

11.5 weeks

345 lessons


67 days

13.5 weeks

405 lessons


To ensure that we are able to provide the best education to your child and that we don’t see a decline in attendance and punctuality it is important the school knows why children are not in school, i.e. they are sick, at the dentist etc. Punctuality is also important which also affects attendance. The school registration closes at 9.00am and any child arriving after this time will be given an unauthorised absence mark.

Attendance Policy 2023/24