Nightingale Infant & Nursery School


Learning is at the heart of everything we do at Nightingale, 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, a medical appointment 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.

Nightingale Infant and Nursery 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 Inclusive Schools Trust will review its systems for improving attendance at regular intervals to ensure that it is achieving its set goals.

We monitor children’s attendance regularly and where there are concerns around high levels of absence or patterns of absence, Mrs Dobson will make contact to discuss this with you.  If you have any concerns or would like some support, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Full information can be found in our Attendance Policy.