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.

School opens at 8:40am, registration is at 8:45am and classes finish at 3:15pm with the exception of Nursery and Reception who finish at 3:05pm. In March 2022, the Government introduced a non-statutory expectation of a 32.5 hour
minimum core school week by September 2023. Unauthorised absence or your child being frequently late could result in fine or prosecution! 

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. 



**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.

Please read our attendance policy for full information about how we manage attendance of pupils in school - Attendance Policy