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Guildford Grove Primary School and Nursery

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Ensuring your child has good attendance


The best approach a parent can have for their child’s attendance is to establish the expectation that they go to school every day, unless they are really poorly or there is a very compelling reason to be absent.

It is vital to set up good habits which will ensure they succeed in their learning and not miss out on their education or on their friendships. 

We appreciate that many parents work hard with their children to enable them to attend school and have good or better attendance. You can see in the chart below what makes good or better attendance.




98% +


96% to 97.9%


90.1% to 95.9%

Needs to improve

90% and below

Cause for concern


When a child’s attendance is less than 90%, they are considered persistently absent according to Government guidelines.


We ask that parents ensure that good attendance is a priority for their child for the year ahead.


Attendance Leaflet

Attendance Letter

Application form for Leave of Absence