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.
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:
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.