One of the most important things you can do for your child is to make sure they attend school regularly and on time. This starts from the very first time your child attends an education setting e.g. nursery or foundation stage.

There is a link between good school attendance and high level attainment. Starting good attendance and punctuality habits early will help your child’s social development. Making and keeping friendships is easier if your child is there on time, every day.

Our whole school attendance target is 96.5%. We display our actual attendance percentage in the school reception area for parents, and on the year 3 corridor for our children.

The local authority website has some useful information about school attendance. Please follow the link for more information:

By following the link for our attendance policy, you will be able to view our attendance monitoring process and all of the Birley Primary Academy acknowledge and celebrate good school attendance:

Attendance Policy  

Attendance at Birley Primary Academy


This week's 'Top Dog Attendance' winners were Miss Finley’s Class – 6BF who achieved a superb 100% attendance with 1 late.  

Miss Watson’s class – 3KW and Mr Cosgrove’s class – Y5MC also achieved 100% attendance but had 4 late marks in each class.


At present, this year's attendance champions are Miss Finley’s class – Y6BF, who have a fantastic 97.1% attendance since the beginning of September.



Red indicates that the percentage is below our whole school target.

Yellow indicates that the percentage is broadly in line with our whole school target.

Green indicates that the percentage is above our whole school target.

Week Ending: 29th March 2019




1st – Year 6 – Miss Finley – 100%         

        Year 3 Miss Watson – 100% (4 late marks)         

        Year 5 Mr Cosgrove – 100% (4 late marks)

2nd – Year 6 Miss Brady – 99.5% (no late marks)

3rd – Year 3 Miss Smith – 99.5% (3 late marks) 


Whole School Attendance % this week – 94.4%

Whole School Attendance this year so far – 94%

Whole School Attendance % this week – 97.9% Whole School Attendance this year so far – 95.5% 



Punctuality Our learning was interrupted 53 times last week by 38 pupils.

Watch the video below, which explains why being on time is so important for children.


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