It is expected that each pupil be present at each session when the school is open, the exception being illness or a medical appointment. The attendance of each child is registered at 9.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m.
The Headteacher requires an explanation for each absence with a telephone call or email on the first morning of absence.
If a pupil wishes to be excused from a lesson of Physical Education/Games a note must be received from the parent/guardian to explain the reasons.
In the event of a long absence from school (longer than 2 weeks) the school requires a letter from parents.
As a school we set targets for attendance. Powys Education Authority discourages parents from taking their children out of school for family holidays and the Headteacher monitors attendance on a monthly basis. The headteacher has the discretionary power to grant leave for the purpose of a family holiday and will consider every case on an individual basis.
Parents do not have an automatic right to withdraw pupils from school for a holiday during term time. However, there may be circumstances that warrant a pupil taking time off in term time and this is why head teachers are best placed to make the decision.
The Education (Pupil Registration) (Wales) Regulations 2010 state that head teachers have a discretionary power to authorise leave for a family holiday during term time where parents seek permission. Except for exceptional circumstances, no more than 10 days leave should be granted for this purpose.
Overall attendance rate for 2019-20 was affected by Covid 19. The Welsh Government have stated that the % for 2019-20 is not recorded due to Covid 19.