Good attendance means…

We want our children at Park View Primary Academy to enjoy coming to school.

Research proves that there is a high correlation between school attendance and academic performance and success.

Absence from school is often the greatest single cause of poor performance and achievement.

Ensuring children attend school is crucial for the welfare of children and safeguarding their wellbeing.

Good attendance means – being at school at least 98% of the time or 186-190 days.

being at school at least 98% of the time or 186-190 days. 


The academy opens its doors at 8:40am and the door are closed at 9:00am. Once the doors are closed, children must enter the academy through the main office. Registration begins at 8:50am and ends at 9:00am. If a child arrives after this time, they will be marked as Late (L) in the register.

If children arrive after 9:30 am, they will be recorded as an unauthorised (U) which affects your child’s attendance.

Being late to school has a significant impact on the amount of learning time lost over a school year:

What can we do to support your child’s good attendance?

  • Ensure your child’s school is a happy and safe place.
  • Keep you up-to-date about your child’s attendance.
  • Helping you and your child with any attendance problems. 

What can you do to support your child’s good attendance?

  • Do not take holidays in term time.
  • Arrange medical and dental appointments outside of school hours where possible. 
  • Let us know straight away, if you need support with your child’s attendance. 

Park View Primary Academy is committed to working in partnership with parents and carers, to support pupils to achieve their full potential. East Garforth Primary Academy believes positive school attendance and punctuality is essential and directly linked to a child’s progress. We ask parents to work with us to avoid taking holidays during term time.  

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