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Why is regular school attendance so important for my child?

Regular attendance at school means that your child can make the most of their education, improving their chances in adult life.

School can also help your child’s social skills such as making and developing friendships. A regular and punctual attendance pattern will help your child when they enter the world of work.

The link between attendance and attainment in school is clear. The more a pupil is in the school the more they increase their opportunity to fulfil their potential.

In particular, we need to stress how important it is that you don’t take holidays in term time as it disrupts your child's learning.

Does your child have high attendance levels?  Attendance also includes late arrivals or early departures.  These all have a significant effect on your child's learning.  

School starts at 8.45am.  Children can be brought in to school from 8.30am.

Please read the attendance documents below for more information.

Northbourne CEP School Summary of Attendance  -  2016-2017

  • Term 1 - 97.1%
  • Term 2 - 96.7%
  • Term 3 - 96.8%
  • Term 4 - 97.1%
  • Term 5 - 96.0%
  • Term 6 - 96.4%

Attendance for whole school Year 2016/2017 - 96.8%



The Federation of The Downs and Northbourne is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all Governors, staff, volunteers, parents and carers to share this commitment.