Burraton Community Primary School

Aspiration to Achieve,
Determination to Succeed



Regular attendance at school is essential to ensure uninterrupted progress and to enable children to maximise their potential.  Attendance for all children is monitored, with the school seeking to work actively with parents to ensure a regular pattern is maintained.  We expect all children on roll to attend every day when the school is in session, as long as they are fit and healthy enough to do so.


One of our basic principles is to celebrate success.  Good attendance is fundamental to a successful and fulfilling school experience.  We actively promote 100% attendance for all our pupils and we use rewards to promote good attendance and punctuality.  We encourage children to attend, and put in place appropriate procedures to support this.  We believe that the most important factor in promoting good attendance is development of positive attitudes towards school and learning.


Good attendance impacts positively upon a child's:

  • attainment in school
  • relationships with other children and their ability to form lasting friendships
  • confidence to attempt new learning and to learn alongside others


The Governors and Headteacher, in partnership with parents, have a duty to promote full attendance at school.


Attendance Policy

Summary table of responsibilities for school attendance

Whole School Warning Letter

Cornwall Council Guidance on Penalty Notices