Attendance and Punctuality

Attendance and punctuality are monitored closely at Stakesby Primary Academy. 

It is essential for your child's academic, social and personal development that they attend school as much as possible. Any absences from school have the potential to leave gaps in your child's learning. There is a direct link between children's achievements at school and their attendance. 

We promote attendance by issuing dojos for children who are present and on time; awarding a prize to each child in the class which has the best attendance that week, and by presenting individual attendance awards to all pupils who achieve 100% attendance each term. There are bronze, silver, gold and platinum awards which can be earned and presented in the end-of-term Superstar Assembly.

Our attendance figures are published on our weekly newsletter which is issued to all parents, staff and the Academy Improvement Committee.



If your child is going to be absent from school please let us know the reason, by telephoning or emailing the school on the first day of absence.

Governors and the Principal can no longer authorise holidays in term time except in exceptional circumstances. This must be done through completing the leave of absence form in the main office.

Stakesby Primary Academy follows Local Authority penalty notice procedures for unauthorised leave of absence taken in term-time.

Applications for leave of absence in term-time must be submitted to school at least four weeks prior to the leave being taken.  The application will be considered by the head teacher following government and local authority guidance and you will be informed of the decision by post prior to the leave being taken.

Leave of absence in term-time will only be authorised in exceptional circumstances.  Please refer to the school attendance policy for further guidance.  Supporting evidence must be submitted with the leave of absence application.

Please be aware that should leave of absence be taken without the permission of the Principal, then the absence will be unauthorised and you may be issued with a penalty notice following local authority procedures.

  • 95.8% is the National Attendance Figure.
  • A child is classed as a persistent absentee when absence falls to a level of 90% or below.