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St. Francis' Catholic Primary School
Truth & Love


Truth & Love


Attendance and Punctuality


At St Francis Catholic Primary School we place a high priority on attendance and punctuality. The national average is 96% and we aim for all children to at least reach this every year. Parents are reminded to not book holidays during term time to avoid children missing out on important learning. 


Attendance during one school year

equals this number of days absent

which is approximately this many weeks absent

which means this number of lessons missed


19 days

4 weeks

100 lessons


38 days

8 weeks`

200 lessons


57 days

11.5 weeks

290 lessons


Attendance Incentives


At St Francis, we know the importance of children attending as much school as possible so that they can be confident and proficient learners. This is why we have rewards for good attendance. Each week the class who has the best attendance, will receive a star onto the display in the hall. The class that receives the most stars at the end of the half term will receive a prize. 





It is important that pupils are punctual so that they do not miss the start of the day. Pupils have to be on time to receive an present mark for the session. 


If a pupil is repeatedly late, their learning starts to suffer and they are often missing the beginning of the same subject everyday.