Learning is at the heart of everything we do at The Coastal Together Federation but children cannot learn if they are not present in school. For a child to reach their full educational achievement, a high level of school attendance is essential. We will consistently work towards a goal of 100% attendance for all children. Every opportunity will be used to convey to pupils and their parents or carers the importance of regular and punctual attendance.
All children will have days when they're not able to go to school, whether that's due to illness, holiday or a family emergency, and the occasional day off is unlikely to affect their education. However, missing too much school can be seriously detrimental. A child who misses school just twice per month will lose out on 18 days' education across the school year - that's nearly four weeks.
The Coastal Together Federation is committed to providing a full and efficient education to all pupils and embraces the concept of equal opportunities for all. We will endeavour to provide an environment where all pupils feel valued and welcome.
School attendance is subject to various education laws and our school attendance policy is written to reflect these laws and guidance produced by the Department for Education (DfE). The Federation will review its systems for improving attendance at regular intervals to ensure that it is achieving its set goals.
Please see our attendance policy for more details. Click here
All in-term holiday requests will be classed as unauthorised absences. This will likely result in a fixed penalty notice being issued from Norfolk County Council.
In Norfolk, penalty notices are issued in accordance with the Norfolk Local Protocol. In all cases a penalty notice can only be issued if the pupil has accrued at least 9 sessions (4.5 school days) of unauthorised absence within the previous 6 school weeks. This would result in a fine of £60 per child per parent ie; for a family with 2 children this would total £240
The leaflet below has more information about fixed penalty notices.