Your Responsibilities as a Parent
All children aged between 5 and 16 are required by law to receive an education, and it is the duty of parents and carers to ensure that they are supported to do so.
Children sometimes have to miss school because of illness or if they have long term medical issues. If this is the case, parents should contact school the same day to let them know the reason that their child is not in school on 0113 5217040.
The Importance of Good Attendance and Punctuality
Regular attendance at school is vital to help children get the best possible start in life. At Thorpe we aim for an environment which enables and encourages all members of the community to strive for excellence and we regularly promote the importance of good attendance during lessons and assemblies.
Children who frequently miss school often fall behind and there is a strong link between good school attendance and achieving good results.
Our Attendance Target is 95%, this is as a whole school, for each class and for individual pupils.
Term Time Holidays
Taking your child out of school at any time of the year has a large impact on their education and you could be fined for taking your child on holiday during term time.
- Our curriculum in Primary School is very densely packed and the children continue learning right through to the end of the academic year. Your child could miss important knowledge and skills teaching which will then mean they have gaps in their understanding the following year.
- It's not just academic learning that children miss when they are taken out of school for term time holidays; children missing school in the summer term towards the end of the academic year may miss out on school trips, sports day and other end of year activities.