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We are proud of our good attendance rates and these are reported in our weekly newsletter, sent to all parents/carers.  Congratulations to those pupils who achieved 100% attendance.

We believe that children can reach their full potential only be receiving full-time education, through regular and structured attendance. All staff are concerned for the children's welfare and happiness and everyone plays a part in promoting regular attendance among the pupils.  Cardwell Primary School expects all pupils to arrive and leave school punctually and we emphasise this to parents.

Please notify the school in writing or by telephone if your child is absent or late for school.  There is an answer phone machine in the main office so a message can be left at any time.  Child who arrive late to school must report to the main reception.

We will follow up any unexplained absence or lateness with a phone call and/or a letter.  Punctuality and absences are regularly monitored by the Attendance Advisory Service.  School attendance is a legal requirement which is enforced by Royal Borough of Greenwich.

When a child is obviously unwell, the best place to be is at home with an adult.  A sick child will be very unhappy at school and unable to cope with schoolwork.  If the illness is infectious, other children and teachers may also become ill, so the child must be kept at home.

Should your child have an infectious illness, tell us as soon as the doctor has confirmed this.

If your child needs to leave school during the day, please let us know in writing.  Unless we have contact from the parent, the child will not be allowed to leave the school premises.

Please note:

Time out for family holidays - see our Attendance Policy for more information

For further information please view the full Attendance Policy 

The Appendices on the policy include: 

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