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Daily attendance is essential if children are to reach their full potential. Our target as a school is that each child will have an attendance of 96% or more.

Our school day at Ab Kettleby starts at 8:45am and ends at 3:15pm (32.5 hours per week).


Arriving late regularly is unsettling for your child and the rest of their class.

8:45am - The school day starts.  The gates and doors open.

8:55am  - Any children arriving after this time will receive a late mark (after registers closed) on their attendance record, which is an unauthorised absence. 

Parents should ensure their child arrives between 8:45-8:55am each day.

Medical Appointments

Where possible, medical appointments should be arranged for the end of the day, not the start of the day.

How to let us know if your child is ill

Please ensure that you call school before 8:55am in the morning if your child is not going to be at school because of illness, explaining the reason.

By law, children are required to attend school for 190 days each year.

At Ab Kettleby, our aim is for all children to have 100% attendance, and we view children’s attendance in the following way:

100% is outstanding

99.99 - 98% is excellent (with no unauthorised absence)

97.99 - 96% is good (with no unauthorised absence)

95.99 - 90% requires improvement

Under 90% is a persistent absentee, and is a real concern.