Attendance

Should your child be absent for any reason we ask that you contact the school to let us know that your child will not be present. A telephone message can be taken at any time after eight o’clock on the first morning of absence. We feel that it is important for your child’s safety that we are informed about any absence before the start of the school day and we also feel that it is the responsibility of the parent/carer.

We ask for your support in ensuring your child attends school regularly. Reward systems are in place to encourage and sustain good attendance.


We work together with Sunderland City Council on the Every School Day Counts programme to encourage and reward attendance. Every week the class with the highest attendance receives the Spike Award.

Please also see the Information section about School Term dates and holidays.