Attendance and Lateness
Every Day Counts: School attendance is vital for young people to reach their full potential and is therefore a priority for Ramsgate Free School. We are constantly monitoring pupil attendance and want to work together with parents to help ensure excellent attendance and punctuality. Our whole-school attendance so far this year is 95.28% which is below our Trust expectation of 97%. If we break this down to this term and class, our attendance looks like this.
Please also remember that our doors open at 8.15 and the school day starts at 8.30 – being in school on time ensures that your child is ready to start the day the right way.
Every minute Counts-Lateness means lost learning (figures below calculated over a whole year)
|5 minutes late each day = 3 days lost|
|10 minutes late each day = 6.5 days lost|
|15 minutes late each day = 10 days lost|
|20 minutes late each day = 13 days lost|
|30 minutes late each day = 19 days lost|
As few as 19 days missed over the school year reduces your child’s chances of success. Your child could drop across all subjects. Your child will be missing learning if they are not in school or are late for school. We work closely with our attendance officer and unauthorised absences could result in fixed penalty fines.
Please work with us to provide your child with the best chances of learning and ensure that they are in school every day and on time.