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  • St Oswald 6196
  • St Francis Xavier 5818
  • St Wulstan 6211
  • St Ignatius 6176


Every school day counts…attend today, achieve for a lifetime!

The attendance target for St George's is 97% because we know that a good attendance is one of  the keys to successful schooling.

Our weekly newsletter reports each Year group's % attendance for the week.

In the hall we celebrate the class with the highest weekly attendance on our 'Attendance Tree', by adding a gold or green leaf.



Arriving on time is important. In EYFS & KS 1 pupils can come into school from 8.45 am and in KS 2 pupils can come into school from 8.40 am. Registration is at 8.55 am. Pupils arriving after the school bell must enter school via the main school office and report to the office staff.



On occasions children will be ill and at times so unwell that they cannot attend school. However, none of us want children to miss any aspect of their education if we can avoid it. A general guidance would be that if the child is vomiting, has diarrhoea, has an infectious or notifiable illness, or is running a temperature at over 100 degrees Fahrenheit then they should be at home. A child must not return to school for 48 hours if they have had sickness or diarrhoea.

Prescribed medicines can be administered in school. A letter is required with details of dosage. Please speak with the staff in the school office who will take down all the necessary details.

If the child has a sore throat or cold, they should be in school. We will always phone you if he/she is unfit to stay or you may consider the morning only and see how it goes.



Reporting Pupil Absence

If a child is absent parents must:

  • Contact the school as soon as possible on the first day of absence. Telephone number 01905 25841. If the office is closed you will have the option to leave a message. Every half day absence from school has to be classified by the school (not the parent/carer), as either AUTHORISED or UNAUTHORISED. It is therefore very important that you give a reason for your child's absence.
  • Parents can also call into school and report to the office, who will arrange for a member of staff to discuss the absence if necessary.


What is expected of pupils?

  • To do all they can to attend school regularly and punctually


What is expected of parents?

  • To keep requests for their child to be absent to a minimum
  • To offer a reason or medical proof for any period of absence
  • To ensure that their child arrives at school on time
  • To take family holidays during the school holiday periods and be aware that requests for holidays during term time will be refused except in exceptional/special circumstances.
  • To be aware of Curriculum requirements and be especially vigilant with regards to attendance during important academic times such as SATS
  • To support their child and recognise thier successes and achievements



Attendance Matters

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