Rowsley C of E Primary School
01629 733 727


We are committed to working with parents to promote regular attendance and punctuality.  


Rowsley is proud of its high level of attendance which is above the average for similar schools nationally and is consistently above 96%.  It is important that children develop positive patterns of attendance and punctuality in order to have the best chance of making good educational progress. 


  • Your Role as a Parent/Carer

    • Parents should notify the school if a student is absent. This includes ringing the school reception each day a student will be off ill, unless an indication of how long they’re expected to be off has been given.
    •  It is a parent/carers’ legal obligation to get their child into school.
    •  If you’re struggling to get your child into school, speak to their class teacher or Mrs Wyer, who can help offer support for you and your child.
    • All notes will be retained.
    • Standard letters are sent out every term for students whose attendance falls below 90%.
    • Attendance panel meetings will be held every term for students with an attendance of below 85% and the child’s parent/carer will be asked to attend.
  • Late arrivals

    Late arrivals (anyone arriving after 9.00am) should enter School via the School Office and are logged each day. The parents of pupils who are late more than occasionally will be invited to discuss the issue with the Head Teacher.

    Lateness has a detrimental effect on children's learning:

    • 5 minutes late each day = 3 days of lost learning
    • 15 minutes late each day = 10 days of lost learning
    • 30 minutes late each day = 19 days of lost learning 
  • Requesting term time absence

    The Government made amendments to the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006 which came into force on 1st September 2013. These state that Headteachers may not grant any leave of absence for holidays during the term time unless there are exceptional circumstances.


    Parents are legally responsible for ensuring their children receive education in accordance with section 7 of the Education Act 1996 and if on a school roll that they regularly attend school.