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St John's

Church of England Infant School

'Through Faith, Love, Kindness and Respect our Saint John's family will flourish and grow.'










Children who miss out on their learning miss out on future life chances.


The school is committed to ensuring a high rate of attendance for all. We expect children to have a 96% attendance rate over each school year.


We ask all parents to inform the school before 9.00am on the first day of absence and to send a letter to the class teacher on the day their child returns from absence.


The school office will phone/contact parents on the same day of absence if the parent has not contacted the school. If contact cannot be made with parents, then the child's absence will be marked as unauthorised. Ten sessions ( 5 days ) of unauthorised absences can lead to the local authority issuing fines. The fine will be £120 per parent per child, but if paid before 21 days, it is reduced to £60 per child, per parent. This money goes to Medway council not the school.


Repeated or unexplained absences will be followed up by our Attendance officer - so it is important to keep school informed.


Children are asked to be punctual.  The register will be taken at 8.50am. . Lateness and absence will be noted on the child’s Annual School Report.


St Johns staff are committed to children’s learning and wellbeing.


Learning and life chances will be poor if school attendance is poor.....and we all want the best for our children don't we?




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I am the vine and you are the branches

-John 15