Research shows that children who attend school regularly and on time are most likely to be more successful in their exams, careers and adult life. A youngster who misses a day of school each week misses the equivalent of 2 whole years of school life!
Some unacceptable reasons for absence:
Holidays, shopping, birthday treats, looking after other children at home, non-urgent medical appointments.
Our attendance targets at Nicol Mere are 96% and requests for holidays are never authorised during term time. Please telephone school in the morning on the first day of absence if your child is incapable of attending school due to illness.
We celebrate good attendance and punctuality, and children who meet the targets for attendance participate in rewards throughout the year.
A copy of our full attendance policy is available in school.