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Christ The King Catholic Primary School

“God’s Kingdom we will build, for our lives to be fulfilled”



Attendance Matters

'God's kingdom we will build for our lives to be fulfilled'

Here at Christ the King we aim for at least 97% attendance every week for all our pupils as this is what is needed for them to be able to reach their full potential. Let’s hope we can stay above the National average which is 96%


School attendance  

Regular attendance at school is essential to ensure uninterrupted progress and to enable your child to reach their potential. We expect all children on roll to attend every day, when the school is in session, as long as they are fit and healthy enough to do so. We believe that the most important factor in promoting good attendance is the development of positive attitudes towards school and learning.


Poor attendance can seriously affect your child’s:

  • attainment in school
  • relationships with other children and their ability to form lasting friendships
  • confidence to attempt new work and work alongside others

Good attendance at Christ the King means being in school for at least 97% of the time.


We hope that all parents will support their children in being punctual and attending regularly. Please bring your child to school  EVERY DAY  unless your child is too ill  to attend.  Any child who is absent without a valid reason is considered to be an unauthorised absentee.

Please phone school EVERY morning that your child does not attend before 8.30 am so that their attendance records are kept accurate and up to date. You can leave a message or speak to one of our members of staff on 0121 464 9800. Please clearly state your child’s name, class and a reason for their absence.  Please be clear about the reason for absence do not just say unwell or ill as this could mean many things.


Since 1st September 2013 we have not been able to grant leave of absence during term time unless there are explicit exceptional circumstances. This information from the Department for Education provides further information. ( HERE. If children are taken out of school and the leave request has been unauthorised you may be subject to a penalty fee per child per parent. If you want to apply for leave of absence please complete and return the ‘’Exceptional Leave Request’ form. A copy can be obtained from the office.