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Newcomen Primary School

Attend and Achieve

Attendance is closely monitored by the school and we place great importance on actively working with parents and carers to promote this essential aspect of school life. During term time and as long as they are fit and healthy enough to do so, we expect all children to attend school every day.

Good attendance is fundamental to a successful and fulfilling school experience. We believe that the most important factor in promoting attendance is the development of positive attitudes towards school and learning. We actively promote attendance and punctuality for all our pupils and we use a variety of weekly, termly and annual awards and incentives to promote this.

If your child’s level of absence is of serious concern, you will be contacted by the school to look at what can be done to rectify the matter. We want to work with you to give your child the best opportunity to flourish.  Parents and carers have a legal duty to ensure that their child attends school regularly and arrives on time.  Full attendance is essential to the all-round development of a child and they should be allowed to take full advantage of educational opportunities available to them by law.  Frequent absence can add up to a considerable amount of lost learning and can seriously disadvantage your child.

How does your child’s attendance compare?

Attendance during one school yearequals this number of days absentwhich is approximately this many weeks absentwhich means this number of lessons missed
90%19 days4 weeks100 lessons
80%38 days8 weeks200 lessons
70%57 days11.5 weeks290 lessons

Once again, I would like to thank those parents and carers who make sure their child is attending school regularly and benefitting fully from their educational opportunities at Newcomen Primary School.

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Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.