Attendance FAQS

[box] Is DLA’s whole school attendance good?[/box]

Yes! It is outstanding. At the end of the summer term in 2014, it stood at 96.56% which is way above national, but we can always do better!

[box] What time is the whistle blown at DLA?[/box]

At 8.55am and the gate closes at 9am.

[box] If my child comes to school after 9am, will she be marked late?[/box]

Yes, she will be marked late and should therefore come in via the office. The gate will be closed.

[box] If my child is unwell, when should I tell the school?[/box]

If your child is unwell please ensure the office is telephoned as soon as possible on the day they are absent and each subsequent day, if off for longer. This should be followed up by a letter on the day back, where possible.

[box] What should I do if my child has a medical appointment?[/box]

If for some reason a medical appointment is made during the school day, please bring the letter or appointment card to the office so this can be copied and put into your child’s file.

[box] We would like to book a holiday in term time, only for a few days, is this ok?[/box]

No, holidays or odd days will not be authorised during term time. This is due to government guidelines and the STEP policy. It is important that children attend school regularly to benefit from the learning opportunities provided. Children who are absent from school due to a holiday in term time will miss out on important learning. Educational experiences in school missed as a result of a family holiday cannot be re-captured later.

 [box] Who can I talk to about this?[/box]

You can arrange to have a meeting with our Attendance Officer and Head Teacher.

 [box] Can I be fined for taking my child out of school during term time?[/box]

You can be, please click here to read more.

Please click this button to read our Attendance Policy

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