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Late/Absence Procedures



At Coppice Primary School we aim to achieve a yearly Attendance target of 96%.


Achievement in school is affected by the level of attendance.  At Coppice Primary we have high expectations of work, behaviour and attendance and appreciate the cooperation of parents in achieving these standards.


At Coppice Primary good attendance is celebrated at through various celebrations and incentives, please see below.


Rewards & Incentives for Punctuality & Regular Attendance


1.    Weekly recognition during celebration assembly on a Friday where the class who has achieved the highest attendance mark for the previous week in EYFS, KS1 & KS2 will receive tokens to go towards ‘The Half-Termly Attendance & Punctuality’ reward. The class with the most tokens at the end of each half term are rewarded with a class activity.


2.    At the end of each term, all children who have achieved 100% attendance receive a certificate and are entered into a prize draw for a family gift voucher.


3.    Children who achieve 100% attendance for the academic year are entered into a prize draw to win a voucher for a bike.


4.    Attendance & Punctuality Posters and informative information will be displayed in key reception areas across the school. 


With the help of the EWASS (Education Welfare Advisory & Support Service), we have devised a table showing the impact of non-attendance and lateness to a child’s learning.


Persistent Lateness

Days Lost

0 Days Absence

100% Attendance

5 Minutes Late

3 Days Lost

10 Days Absence

95% Attendance

10 Minutes Late

6.5 Days Lost

19 Days Absence

90% Attendance

15 Minutes Late

10 Days Lost

29 Days Absence

85% Attendance

20 Minutes Late

13 Days Lost

38 Days Absence

80% Attendance

30 Minutes Late

19 Days Lost

47 Days Absence

75% Attendance


Unfortunately we cannot agree to any term time holidays.  If you would like a copy of the full Attendance Policy, please come to the school office or download it below.