Toll Bar Primary School

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Attendance

Good Attendance is vital if your child is to benefit fully from their education.  Good attendance is promoted each week and awards are presented to children with 100% attendance each term.  We expect all children to achieve at least 96% attendance. 

All absences must be reported to the school before 9am each day and followed up with medical evidence. Medical evidence can be a letter, text, prescription or prescribed medicate with a named label. Where possible, please bring your child to school before and after their appointment.

Attendance is monitored by the Education Welfare Officer and should your child's attendance become a cause for concern they may request that a Fixed Penalty Notice (fine) be issued.

We would like to encourage all children to have an attendance figure above 96% and we are here to help support you and your child in achieving this. Therefore, please feel free to contact us for any support that you think you may need.

Further information can be found at:

http://www.doncaster.gov.uk/services/schools/promoting-good-attendance 

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Lateness

The school doors open at 8.30am and registration is at 8.45am.  The gates will close promptly at 8.45am and if you arrive with your child after this time you will have to sign in at the office and a late mark will be given.

If you arrive to school after registration closes at 9.00am you will still sign in at the office.  You will be given a mark that shows you as being in school but will not count towards your attendance and will mean they have an unauthorised absence.  This is in accordance with Regulations. This code is a U. This may mean that you could face the possibility of a Penalty Notice if the problem persists.

Further information can be found at:

http://www.doncaster.gov.uk/services/schools/punctuality

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Leave of Absence (Holidays in Term Time)

In line with government legislation effective from 1st September 2016 no requests for holidays can be authorised except in exceptional circumstances. For School to be able to consider an exceptional circumstances request, a form from the office must be submitted at least four weeks before the proposed holiday. School will inform you of its decision at the earliest possible time.
All holidays will be classed as unauthorised, unless you receive written confirmation otherwise. There are no exceptions.
All holidays that are unauthorised will be referred to the Local Authority to issue a Fixed Plenty Notice.
In line with new Local Authority guidelines, any pupil with 2 days’ of unauthorised absence with no reason for absence being given will be automatically referred to the Attendance and Pupil Welfare Department who will issue a Fixed Penalty Notice (fine).

Further information can be found at:

http://www.doncaster.gov.uk/services/schools/holidays-during-term-time

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