At Green Ridge Primary Academy we know that good attendance is the key to successful schooling and we believe our pupils can be amongst the best. Although we aim for 100% attendance, each year we set a target for attendance & this is used to compare us to other schools nationally. Our current target is 97% attendance. Attending school every day will help give your child the best possible start in life.

We kindly therefore ask that you adhere to the following procedures if your child is going to be absent from school in which may impact their attendance.

Reporting Absence (due to illness)

So that we can be more efficient in dealing with pupil absences, we ask that if your child is going to be absent from nursery or school, that you call the school on 01296 326320, and press option 1 to report an absence before 8.40am every day that your child is absent. This will give you the opportunity to leave a voicemail. If you are unable to call the school, then please email the school using the email addresses below.

Year GroupsContactEmail
Nursery-Year SixMiss Eaver
Attendance, Safeguarding and Family Liaison Officer
[email protected]

Requesting Leave of Absence (for holidays and exceptional circumstances)

You must inform the school if you are planning to take your child out of school during term time and we should be notified at least four weeks prior to the absence commencing although we appreciate that there may be times when this is not possible. Please complete a Leave of Absence form by following this link in which your request will then be considered, and a letter will follow detailing Mr. Wanford’s decision.

You can find our Attendance Information guide below which will provide you with further information and give you a better understanding of our expectations. Please also refer to our Attendance Policy.

Attendance Information for Parents and Carers - September 2022 (1MB)
Attendance Policy - April 2021 | 463KB