Attendance - Every Minute Counts

At Richardson Dees Primary School we strive to give our pupils the best education available and to enable our children to reach their full potential. We expect the best possible attendance from our children.

There is a strong link between good school attendance and achieving good results for children. Children who frequently miss school may fall behind in their work, which may affect their future prospects. If your child is unable to attend school because of illness, we would ask that you contact school to make us aware of this and to keep us informed if their absence is to continue after a third day. Wherever possible please try and make medical and dental appointments outside of school times and if you are unable to do this and need to take your child out during a school day, please notify the office.  School holidays will be granted only in exceptional circumstances according to policy.

At Richardson Dees Primary School we have a dedicated member of staff who works closely with families to promote good attendance and punctuality-promoting the ethos of Every School Minute Counts.

At Richardson Dees teamwork and commitment to improving attendance are celebrated.  The class with the highest attendance receives recognition in whole school assemblies, and they look after the school bears for the week.