At Gorton Primary School we are committed to raising the attainment of the pupils at our school. To ensure all pupils achieve their potential it is vital that they attend school daily. This attendance page will give you all the information you might need about attendance at Gorton primary School. If you wish to talk to someone about attendance please come into the school office to make an appointment with our Attendance Team.
At Gorton Primary school we are committed to improving the attendance of pupils at our school. As a result of this we have designed a range of incentives to encourage pupils into school on time every day.
Below is a range of letters and leaflets for parents to read with information about attendance.
The Government classifies any pupil whose attendance drops below 90% as a Persistent Absentee. Parents are legally responsible for ensuring that their child attends school regularly. Once attendance drops below 90% the Local Authority are informed and parents may face a fixed penalty fine. Fines are charged per child and per parent. If a fine is not paid or attendance continues to decline then the Local Authority may take parents to court for prosecution. There are a range of sentencing outcomes for the court to impose on each responsible parent, including:
Where attendance at school drops below 95% school will issue you with a warning letter. Ensuring your child comes to school everyday and on time is the utmost importance.