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Hollinsend Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S12 2EJ


Gleadless Primary School

We are well mannered, We are determined, We are confident, We are respectful, We are a team, We are honest,; We aim high, We care

Attendance and Punctuality

 As you know it is of great importance that your child attends school EVERY DAY and ON TIME. At Gleadless we have been working hard to improve the attendance of all children; there is a clear link between good attendance and good results!

If your child is ill, we ask you to phone the office on the day of absence (0114 2399705). You can speak to a member of staff or press 1 to leave a message on the answerphone. Please report in every day of your child's absence. If we do not hear from you, we will make contact either via phone or a home visit. When you make contact with the school, the absence is authorised (in most cases). If we do not hear from you, your child receives an unauthorised absence in line with Sheffield City Council Policy. 

Your child’s attendance will be monitored closely throughout the school year and each half term you will receive a letter informing you of their attendance rate.

If your child’s attendance rate falls below an acceptable level, our attendance officer or our pupil support officer from school may phone you or visit your home to see if they can offer support.. If your child’s attendance still doesn’t improve we may need to notify other outside agencies.

lf your child has any worries or concerns about coming to school, please see the class teacher or our Pupil Support Worker Mrs Thevenon and they will try to solve the problem.

Our weekly newsletter has a break down of our attendance on a class by class basis.

Please help us reach out target!

This year it is 96.5% and currently our whole school attendance stands at 95.7% 

Please see the document below for more information about the importance of regular attendance, and getting your child to school on time.