Stillness Junior School aim to create an inclusive, nurturing and welcoming environment in which students are stimulated to grow in self-esteem and experience success. We aim to encourage the educational development of all students by promoting the importance of school attendance. We aim to work in partnership with governors, parents and carers, the Local Authority and other professionals to support students in achieving optimum attendance at school and work together to create a school community that is a pleasant and stimulating place to learn and grow.

Our school aims to meet its obligations with regard to school attendance by:

  • Promoting good attendance and reducing absence, including persistent absence;
  • Acting early to address patterns of absence;
  • Offer advice and support to parents in undertaking their legal duty to ensure their children of compulsory school age attend regularly and punctually.

We do understand that children become unwell during the school year.  Diarrhoea and vomiting can have many different causes (including medical conditions, side effects of medications etc) but the cause should be assumed to be an infection until known otherwise.  An infection in the gut causing diarrhoea and vomiting (gastroenteritis) can be easily passed to others.  Anyone with gastroenteritis should be regarded as very infectious and must be kept away from school until the diarrhoea and vomiting has stopped and they have been passing normal stools for at least 48 hours in line with Public Health England guidance.

To read the full policy, download the PDF.

Attendance Policy 2024 – 2025