At St. Peter’s we provide a broad and balanced curriculum led by our ‘menu of opportunity’. For our children to maximise on these opportunities and enable them to reach their full potential it is essential that they attend school regularly.
As a school we are expected to ensure that every pupil has access to the full-time education to which they are entitled. We therefore expect all parents and carers to encourage regular attendance and punctuality, and to ensure that their child is appropriately prepared for the day.
If children are able to develop a good work ethic then this will last a lifetime. When a child is absent from school there is a danger that they miss valuable building blocks of learning which in turn could cause them to fall behind. When a child is late it disrupts the working day, not only for your child but also for the teacher and the other children in the class. St. Peter’s closely follows West Sussex County Council advice for school absences.
For further information regarding school attendance please read the attached Attendance Policy.