Attendance and Punctuality

At Bedford Drive Primary School, we believe that every child has a right to a good education. To achieve this we need to work with you and your child by, first, ensuring that your child attends school. Without your child in school we cannot fulfill the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage or National Curriculum.

We are required, by law, to record the attendance of every child on roll and to show who is absent or late. Figures for attendance and for authorised absence and unauthorised absence have to be sent to Wirral Borough Council (Local Authority) and the Department for Education (UK Government).

At Bedford Drive Primary School, registration times are 8:30am for F1, and 9:00am for Years F2 – Y6. However, the doors open at 8:45am to allow the children to filter in. After lunchtime the register is taken again for the afternoon session at 12:30pm  F1  and 1:00pm  F2- Y6.

Poor attendance (and punctuality) not only impacts on a child’s progress and achievement but also on their self-esteem and well-being.

The habit of being a regular,  punctual attender at school will stand your child in good stead for the future, particularly in the world of work.

Please see below relevant documents around attendance and punctuality from Bedford Drive:

Attendance Update - Spring 2019

Attendance Matters Poster

Attendance Matters - Leaflet for Parents

Attendance Rewards

Punctuality Matters

Attendance Policy

Application for Leave During Term Time