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Bassingham Primary School

Enjoying Learning, Achieving Success


Bassingham Primary School is committed to providing a full and rewarding education for all pupils. The school believes sincerely that all pupils benefit from the education it provides and therefore from regular school attendance. To this end, the school will do as much as it can to ensure that all pupils achieve maximum possible attendance and that any problems, which may impede full attendance, are acted upon as quickly as possible.


The Government states that an attendance rate of less than 95% will have a detrimental effect on a child’s education. It is therefore our aim that each of our pupils should have an attendance rate as high as possible with our target for attendance being at least 97% each academic year unless there are exceptional circumstances, out of the child’s control, that affect their attendance at school. If this is the case, the school will support that child and their family to ensure that their attendance rate is as high as it can possibly be. We are committed to meeting our obligations with regards to school attendance by:


  • Promoting good attendance and reducing absence, including persistent absence
  • Ensuring every pupil has access to full-time education to which they are entitled
  • Acting early to address patterns of absence


We will also support parents/carers to perform their legal duty to ensure their children of compulsory school age attend regularly, and will promote and support punctuality in attending school.