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Good school attendance is essential for good progress and achievement. We want all of our pupils to achieve their potential and they cannot do this if they are not in school every day. They should only be absent from school when it is absolutely necessary.


If your child is absent from school please inform the school office by 8:30am on 02380 773363.  If we have not heard from you, we will need to contact you to establish your child’s whereabouts.  Failure to inform school of the reason will result in the absence being recorded as ‘unauthorised’ and it will appear as such on the child’s annual report.


Please make sure that all absence is kept to a minimum and that your child returns to school as soon as possible.  The chart below shows what is considered good attendance.





Attendance News


We recognise that many, in fact most children at Newlands Primary School show excellent attendance and we aim to reward all children who attend school punctually and regularly.


Please see the newsletters below to keep up to date with recent initiatives!

Leave of Absence


In line with government policy, we DO NOT authorise leave of absence for family holidays during term time. If you take your child out of school for a holiday, you risk the local authority issuing a penalty notice or pursuing a prosecution. Please fill in the leave of absence form available from the School Office if you are planning to take a leave of absence for any reason during the school term.