At St James we are committed to raising the attainment of the pupils at our school. To ensure all pupils achieve their potential it is vital that they attend school daily. This attendance page will give you all the information you might need about attendance at St James. If you wish to talk to someone about attendance please come into the school office to make an appointment with our Attendance Officer: Mrs Harvey.
If your child is 30 minutes late every day they miss 2 and a half hours a week. That works out at 4 days a term and 12 days a year!
If your child is between 5 and 16 years old and is a registered pupil at school, it is your legal responsibility to make sure they attend regularly.
If your child misses 1 day of school a week they miss 7 and a half weeks a year. This is more than half a terms learning!
During celebration assembly every Friday we read out the attendance of the different classes for the week. The class with the highest attendance wins our attendance bear for the week. Our attendance bear is brought back to assembly the following Friday to go to the winning class.
Every half term we have a special assembly to celebrate all the children who have achieved 97% and above attendance for that half term. Each child receives a special attendance certificate in assembly.
At the end of each term we have an attendance disco for pupils who have achieved 97% and above attendance for that term. During the disco pupils get drinks and snacks and have fun dancing to their favourite songs. Every term we start again from the beginning allowing every pupils a chance to attend the next disco if they have 97% attendance or above
All Manchester schools share the government’s determination to raise levels of pupil attendance and achievement in order to ensure the best possible start in life for our children. Legal responsibility for attending school regularly lies with parents and carers. As a result of this school does not authorise any school holidays during term time. To ensure fairness to all families we do not authorise any term time holidays and ask that parents and carers take their holidays during the 13 weeks of holiday.