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Late/Absence Procedures


From our Attendance policy: 

The foundation of securing good attendance is that school is a calm, orderly, safe, and supportive environment where all pupils want to be and are keen and ready to learn.’

Working together to improve school attendance DfE May 2022


At St John’s School, we want the whole school community – governors, staff, parents and pupils to be committed to high standards of attendance and punctuality.


Good attendance helps the children in this school community to maximise their learning.  This policy will support us all to achieve high levels of attendance and punctuality.


St John’s School aims to encourage excellent levels of attendance and punctuality to enable all pupils to take full advantage of the educational opportunities available to them.


St John’s School aims to reduce Persistent Absence in order that all pupils are assisted in reaching their potential.


St John’s School believes that good school attendance assists children and young people to achieve the following 5 outcomes:


  • To be healthy
  • To stay safe
  • To enjoy and achieve
  • To make a positive contribution
  • To achieve economic well-being


For further information about our procedures relating to attendance and punctuality please see our policy.

Our Attendance Policy