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St John The Baptist Catholic Primary School

We will prepare the way by loving, living and learning with the Lord

Attendance

Our school strives for outstanding attendance. To support this we will be adhering to new guidance from SMBC.
The following triggers have now been agreed by Solihull MBC and will be in force from the 1st of September 2015 :
 
 
1 Where a request for leave of absence has been made and the school have sent written notification to parents that the absence will be unauthorised a penalty notice will be issued where the trigger of 10 sessions of unauthorised absence is met.
 
2 In all other cases of unauthorised absence accrued overtime a Warning letter will be issued by the Education Welfare Service prior to a penalty notice. The trigger for a Warning letter will be at least 10 sessions of unauthorised absence.
 
A penalty notice may be issued, subsequent to a Warning letter, if there are a further five sessions or more unauthorised absences.
(one session is equivalent to half a school day)
Please see below for further information:
 
Please read the 'Learning Hours Lost' document below to see how many learning hours your child misses in relation to their school attendance.