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Marlborough Primary School


Article 28: All children have the right to a good quality education. They should be encouraged to do so to the highest level they can.


As a school we aim to:

  • Maintain an attendance rate of a minimum of 96%
  • Maintain parents’ and pupils’ awareness of the importance of regular attendance
  • Maintain good time keeping


Good attendance is important because:
Statistics show a direct link between poor attendance and under-achievement. Regular attenders make better progress, both socially and academically, find school routines, school work and friendships easier to cope with, find learning more satisfying and settle into High school more easily. A regular attender attends at least 96% of the time

In line with other local schools, permission is not given for holidays in term time. Absences from school other than for illness or other educationally approved reasons will be ‘unauthorised’ and will appear on a child’s record accordingly.

If you would like to request a term time absence for exceptional reasons, please request a form from the school office team.