Late arrival and early collection will impact on your child’s curriculum coverage and therefore their ability to fulfil their potential, reach expected standards and make expected rates of progress. For the same reasons high levels of attendance and excellent punctuality should be every parents’ aim for their child. As a school we have a target of 95% attendance, please support us in achieving this target by only keeping your children at home when it is absolutely essential. Fever, not controlled by paracetamol, vomiting and diarrhoea should keep your child at home. All non-essential travel should be avoided and will not be approved. Requests for leave and travel on compassionate grounds or for religious observance will be approved.