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Stanford in the vale CE Primary SchoolStanford in the vale CE Primary School
High Street Stanford In The Vale Faringdon Oxon. SN7 8LH
Tel: 01367 710474 Fax: 01367 718429
Headteacher: Mrs Amanda Willis
Siams Outstanding and Ofsted Good Provider
Siams Outstanding and Ofsted Good Provider
Page Updated 15.03.24


School Attendance this week = 92.12%
Best Class Attendance this week = Year 3 at 96.67%

Stanford in the Vale CE Primary School seeks to ensure that all its pupils receive a full-time education which maximises opportunities for each pupil to realise his/her true potential. The school will strive to provide a welcoming, caring environment, whereby each member of the school community feels wanted and secure. All school staff will work with pupils and their families to ensure each pupil attends school regularly and punctually.

The school will establish an effective system of incentives and rewards that acknowledges the efforts of pupils to improve their attendance and timekeeping and will challenge the behaviour of those pupils and parents who give low priority to attendance and punctuality.

To meet these objectives Stanford in the Vale CE Primary School will establish an effective and efficient system of communication with pupils, parents and appropriate agencies to provide mutual information, advice and support.

Attendance Action Plan

Attendance Policy

Pupils can come into school from 8.30am and the school day starts promptly at 8.45am. If a child arrives at school after 8.45am without prior arrangements having been agreed, he/she will be deemed late. Registers close at 8.55am and arrival at school after this time, without prior approval or extenuating circumstances, will be recorded as an unauthorised absence.

Pupils arriving at school after 8.40am must enter through the main entrance and report to the school office to be signed in by an adult. Pupils leaving school for any reason must report to the office before they go so that we can ensure that they are signed out. Registers are also taken when the children return to classes after lunch. Unexplained absences will be investigated.

Parents/carers are expected to:

Ensure their child's regular attendance at school as it is their legal responsibility

Make sure their child attends every day on time, for the whole school day

Call the school to report their child's absence before 9am on the day of the absence and each subsequent day of absence (please do not report via Class Dojo)

Provide the school with more than 1 emergency contact number for their child

Ensure that, where possible, appointments for their child are made outside of the school day. If not possible proof of the appointment is required.

Family holidays need to be taken during school holiday periods. They are not allowed during term time.

Work closely with the school to resolve any attendance issues.

Pupils are expected to:

Attend school every day on time

Leave of Absence Procedures

As detailed in our Attendance Policy, and in line with DfE guidance, we do not authorise leave of absence during term other than when exceptional circumstances permit. If you wish to take your child out of school, during term time, it is important to discuss this with us as much in advance as possible. Any request should be submitted as soon as it is anticipated and, where possible, at least 6 weeks before the absence via headteacher.3240@stanford.oxon.sch.uk. The headteacher may require evidence to support any request for leave of absence.

However, where absence is unauthorised, it could lead to further action being taken including a penalty notice being issued.