Ensuring that our children are attending school at every possible moment, ensures that they'll be happier and have the learning experience that they deserve at UPS. For the last academic year, 2021-22, our attendance was 97% (not including Covid-related absence) and this is the minimum that we aim for as an average across the school.
Please inform the school, by phone on 0161 7484362, if your child is ill or absent for any reason. If we are not aware of the reason for a child’s absence that absence is recorded as ‘unauthorised’.
Please only make doctor/dental appointments in school time if it is an emergency. Your child will be classed as absent for a whole session if not in school at registration time.
In line with National and Local Authority Guidance, all holidays taken within school time will be classed as unauthorised and may, in some circumstances, lead to a fine.
If your child's attendance is poor, or there are patterns that we are concerned about or need to discuss, you can expect a call from Mr Parker, the Headteacher, to run through the possible reasons for this and to work with you to ensure the best possible attendance for your child.
Our attendance policy can be found in the policy section under the 'Information' tab and relates to the new government guidance, 'Working Together To Improve School Attendance, 2022'.