St Patrick's Catholic Primary Academy


Regular attendance at school is vital if children are to reach their full potential.

Below is a copy of the school's attendance policy which highlights the harm that can be done when the pattern of a child's learning is disrupted through absence from school.


Note: Our school will not authorise absence for family holidays taken in term-time.


Our School Attendance Policy


DFE Parent Pupil Absence Poster September 2020

If your child is absent as a result of sickness or diarrhoea they must not return to school until 48 hours after the last episode in order to ensure we do not have a spread of the illness across school. This is in line with the Health Protection Agency document, “Guidelines for the Control of Infection and Communicable Disease in School and Early Years Settings”

St Patrick's 48 hour Sickness / Diarrhoea Rule

Our Attendance

We are very proud of the super attendance here at St Patrick's and enjoy celebrating that with our pupils in celebration assembly each Friday.


Each week we announce the class that has the very best attendance for the week always striving to be in school every day, 100% attendance, so that we do not miss out on important learning, social times with our friends and teachers and enjoying being together in the family of St Patrick's.

It is always a very hard, fought title and trophy, to be our weekly winners.

We have an attendance display board in the corridor which is updated each Friday, with the percentages for attendance that week and a trophy is added to the board for the winning class. The pupils enjoying looking how close their class was in achieving the winning attendance trophy and raising their aspiration and determination to win the next week. They love to see how well their class is doing - seeing how many times their class has won as they have a trophy badge put on on the chart each time!