Primary School

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Attendance & Punctuality

It is really important that your child attends school as regularly as possible.  

There is a very direct link between a pupil's progress and the amount of days that they attend school over an academic year. At Southmead our mantra is 'EVERY SECOND COUNTS!'  It is essential therefore that your child has continuity in their education through good attendance.  


At Southmead we care very much about every child reaching their full

potential in relation to their academic progress and we encourage all pupils

to achieve 100% attendance!


For more information, please read our attendance policy.

You can download our Exceptional Circumstances form here.  


The school gates open at 8:45am. Registers are taken at 8:55am. If your child arrives after 8:55am they will be marked as 'Late'.

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96 - 100% - Good


92.5% - 95.9% - Could Be Better


90% - 92.4% - Requires Improvement


below 90% - Poor Attendance



If your child has a medical appointment or is considered too ill to attend school due to a minor illness you must contact the school first thing in the morning, before 9:30am, informing them of the reason for the absence and how long you expect them to be absent.

Class  Attendance  W.B.  January 15th


Oak FT  87.1%

Elm  94.5%

Ash  88.9%

Beech  91.9%

Birch 98.6%

Cedar  98.0%

Pine  94.0%

Poplar  89.0%

Laurel  94.9%

Willow  99.3%

Maple  92.5%

Chestnut  69.6%

Hawthorn  91.9%

Sycamore 92.1%

Holly  95.7%

Cherry  85.3%

Whole School  91.9%