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We all want the very best for our children and to help achieve that, here at Swanmore CE Primary School, we strive for excellent attendance at school.

The DfE says:

“Central to raising standards in education and ensuring all pupils can fulfil their potential is an assumption so widely understood that it is insufficiently stated – pupils need to attend school regularly to benefit from their education. Missing out on lessons leaves children vulnerable to falling behind. Children with poor attendance tend to achieve less in both primary and secondary school.

The government expects schools and local authorities to:

• Promote good attendance and reduce absence, including persistent absence;

• Ensure every pupil has access to full-time education to which they are entitled; and,

• act early to address patterns of absence.

• Parents to perform their legal duty by ensuring their children of compulsory school age who are registered at school attend regularly.”


As a school we actively encourage excellent attendance and will look to support and challenge weaker attendance. Please do look at our information so you understand what we expect and how we can support you.

Please see further information at the links below:

Hampshire - Behaviour and attendance guidance for parents/carers

Should my child go to school today - NHS link