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Attendance and absence

At Chalgrove Community Primary School, we aim to provide a safe, caring and friendly environment for all our pupils to allow them to learn effectively, improve their life chances and help them maximise their potential.


The school is committed to supporting and promoting excellent school attendance for all pupils. It is only by attending school regularly and punctually that children will be able to take full advantage of the educational opportunities available to them. High attainment depends on good attendance.

The whole school community – students, parents and carers, teaching and support staff, and school governors – has a responsibility for ensuring good school attendance. Everyone has an important role to play.

We encourage all of our pupils to aim to keep their attendance above 96%. When pupils slip below this target they are at risk of underachievement and are much less able to fulfil their potential.

When a pupil's attendance falls below 96% actions are taken to get their attendance back on track. This may be additional monitoring, interventions to remove any barriers to attendance, contact with parents, parent contracts or – in extreme cases – penalty warnings and referrals to the County Attendance Team for prosecution

If your child is not in school for whatever reason, you must let the school know by phone: 01865 890385 or email:

Please click the below link to our "policies" page on our website, where you can find our "Attendance Policy"