Attendance and the School Day

At Ryders Green we always aim to achieve fantastic attendance. We want to make the most of every child’s one chance at Primary School, and this starts with attending every day.

School times:

Doors open 8.45am

School day ends at 3.15pm

Please see the documents below for more information about how we will support our families in achieving high attendance at school. We work closely with our families to ensure that children make the most of their one chance at primary school, this starts with being at school on time, every day.

Our families are provided with help, support and reminders regarding attendance and we will work together to find solutions to many different problems. Below, you can see the huge improvements that have been made to school attendance and we are proud of the achievements we have made with our families. 

If your child is going to be absent from school due to illness please contact the school office on EACH DAY of the absence. On occasion, evidence can be requested to help authorise the absence. This might include, for example, doctor appointment cards or prescription information.

If you are planning on requesting a leave of absence from school, then a form must be collected from the school office where a member of staff will meet with you regarding the absence. Leave of absence requests must be made in advance and full details regarding the absence will be requested.

If you have any further questions regarding attendance or would like some advice please do not hesitate to contact us.

Our Attendance History

Whole School Attendance: 2014/15 was 94.5% 2015/16 was 95.4% 2016/17 was 96.3%  2018/19 was 96% 2019/20 was 97% Persistent Absence: 2017/18 was 14% 2018/19 was 9.9% 2019/20 was 6.6%