Absence

**Reporting pupil absence**

If your child is unwell and will not be attending school, please ring 0113 2941066 and select option 1 for reporting absence.  This will ensure all messages are recorded with our attendance mentor.

Attendance

At Grimes Dyke we are working very hard to improve our standards of attendance across the whole school. Our attendance target is 96% and we are continuing to introduce exciting approaches to encourage excellent attendance.There will be a number of additional incentives for children to attend running throughout the year. Excellent attendance in school is vital in ensuring children are able to achieve their full potential.

Below is a chart which details the impact absence has across different time frames. At Grimes Dyke we are aiming for all children to achieve 96% and above. 

The importance of regular school attendance

Leeds.gov.uk Guide to the importance of regular school attendance

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Three year school attendance data trend (Source DFE Census data) 2015/16 - 2016/17 - 2017/18

Term time leave of absence