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The Importance of Attending School


At St. Edward’s Catholic Primary School it is our priority that all our children fulfil their highest potential. To do this, it is essential that they attend school on a regular basis. The diagram, in the attached document below clearly demonstrates how, having just a few days off, can have a detrimental effect on learning.


In all classrooms you will see an attendance target, similar to an archery target board. All children start the week with their name in the green zone, signifying 100% attendance for that week. If a child has a day of absence, their name moves to the next band. This will continue for every subsequent day of absence that week. However, if your child is on the green zone at the end of the week they will get a low value reward such as a small sweet or sticker.


Each week, the class with the best attendance record will have the honour of hosting ‘Attendance Ted'


Every half term, children with 100% will be recognised in our special ‘Attendance Assembly’ with a certificate and a 100% themed prize. Children really enjoy this recognition. Along with this, at the end of every week, a child will receive a raffle ticket for full attendance and this will go into a BIG draw at the end of the term. The prizes are AMAZING!!!

St Edward's Attendance Strategy Document 2023-2024

Attendance Strategic Plan (2022)

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Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address Barham Court, Teston, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Edward's Catholic Primary School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.