Our expectations

Your child's attendance at school is extremely important. We aim for all children to have 100% attendance and expect at least 97%.


How we try to secure good attendance

To encourage good attendance we celebrate attendance weekly, half termly, termly and annually.


What happens if we are concerned about your child's attendance

Where children's attendance is a concern, we will try to address this in a number of ways:

  • we will write to you so that you are aware that their attendance is a concern;
  • if attendance continues to be a concern we will ask you to meet with us to see how we can support an improvement in your child's attendance;
  • the local authority may become formally involved;
  • in cases of very poor attendance, the local authority may recommend legal action.


Attendance Policy

Further information is available in our Attendance Policy within the policies section of our website.


Useful Links

DMBC Term dates
DMBC Attendance


Attendance Leaflet

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