At Fosse Mead Primary Academy we believe that …


We want to see all our pupils with 95% or above attendance

There is a clear link between attendance and achievement. Whenever a child misses school they miss out on important learning. This time can never be caught up. Regular attendance is the most important factor in a child reaching their full potential. 90% attendance actually means that your child has been away from school for half a day every week! If your child has 90% attendance for a whole year that means that they have had nearly 4 whole weeks off school in a year! That equates to 95 days or 80 lessons!

Attendance Policy 2023-2024

FMPA – TMET Attendance Policy v2.1

Fosse Mead Primary Academy Opening and Closing Protocol

Our target for this year’s overall attendance is 96%

Parents, you have to help us to achieve this.

Attendance does matter.  This table illustrates the impact of absence and how it affects your child’s learning.

Attendance during one school year Equals days absent Which is approximately weeks absent Which means this number of lessons missed
95% 9 Days 2 Weeks 50 lessons
90% 19 Days 4 Weeks 100 lessons
85% 29 Days 6 Weeks 150 lessons
80% 38 Days 8 Weeks 200 lessons
75% 48 Days 10 Weeks 250 lessons

We promise to:

  • Celebrate the best class attendance in KS1 and KS2 each week in assembly.
  • Award certificates to pupils with 100% attendance + good punctuality at the end of the each term and at the end of the year.
  • Reward the best KS1 and KS2 class each half term with a prize up to the value of £50 for their class.
  • We will support you in promoting good attendance and punctuality.
  • We will do our best to contact you on the first day of an absence by telephone.
  • We will contact you regularly until your child returns to school.
  • We will contact you if we have any concerns over attendance and punctuality.
  • We will also contact you by letter if we have not been given a reason for absence.
  • We will be there for you if you contact us about issues that may be impacting on your child’s attendance. We will do our best to support you and find a solution to the problem.
  • We will closely monitor any child whose attendance falls below 95%.
  • We will hold a legal panel meeting with the local authority Educational Welfare Officer where children have ongoing attendance issues

What should you do?

Bring your child to school every day on time – gates open at 8.40am

Contact us on 0116 251 9261 if your child has to miss school

Tell us as soon as possible if you have a problem that might affect your child’s attendance.