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At Belvedere Infant School we believe that regular and punctual attendance is absolutely vital if children are to make sustained progress, reach their full potential and feel part of their class and whole school community. Any absence affects the pattern of a child’s schooling and regular absence will seriously affect their learning. Parents have a duty to ensure that their children are receiving efficient full-time education. All children, regardless of their circumstances, are entitled to a full time education which is suitable to their age, ability, aptitude and any special educational needs they may have. Children missing education (CME) are at significant risk of underachieving, being victims of abuse, and becoming NEET (not in education, employment or training) later on in life.

Schools also have safeguarding duties under section 175 of the Education Act 2002 in respect of their pupils, and as part of this should investigate any unexplained absences.

We aim:

  • To encourage pupils to attend every day and arrive punctually
  • To create a warm, welcoming atmosphere where children feel valued
  • To provide a stimulating and accessible curriculum
  • To ensure parents understand the importance of good attendance and punctuality and are fully aware of school procedures
  • To strive for an attendance percentage of 96% or above for each pupil in line with national standards.


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