Unity Community Primary recognises that positive behaviour and good attendance are central to raising standards and pupil attainment.

For our children to gain the greatest benefit from their education it is vital that they attend regularly and be at school on time every day the school is open unless the reason for absence is unavoidable. Our attendance target is 95%. School gates open at 8.45 am and all children should be in class for 8.55 am. The register is taken at 9.00 am. It is really important that children get to school on time so that they are not missing any learning time.

School provides a free breakfast club from 8.15 – 8.45 am everyday to encourage families to bring their children to school on time. Toast, fruit, milk and water are offered at breakfast club. Last entry to breakfast club is at 8.35 am so children have time for their breakfast before going to class at 8.45 am

Attendance Policy

Leave of Absence

Although we understand how important it is for families to spend time together, we strongly request that you plan any leave outside school term-time. If you do take your child away during school time you are likely to be fined up to £60 per child per parent.

There is no automatic right to take leave in term-time and it is only in special circumstances that a request for leave will be agreed. You need to discuss this with the school and complete the request form that is available from the school office; a member of staff can help you with this.

Please make sure the leave is agreed before making arrangements, e.g. booking a holiday.