Newlands Primary Academy is committed to the continuous raising of achievement and attainment of all our pupils.

Parents have a legal duty to ensure that their child attends school and arrives on time.

Full-time and regular attendance is essential to the all-round development of a child and they should be encouraged and allowed to take advantage of the varied educational opportunities Newlands provides.Irregular attendance undermines their education and could put them at risk, encouraging anti-social behaviour inside and outside the classroom.

At Newlands we celebrate success, each week. Good attendance provides the essential ingredients to create a fulfilling and successful school experience and beyond – and we actively encourage 100% participation in all that Newlands offers.

Whole School Attendance Percentage

Attendance is monitored for each class from the start of the academic year.   

These totals are displayed on a large Snakes and Ladders board outside the assembly hall for the children to see.  Children are encouraged to move their class up the ladder by coming to school every day.

The class totals for the academic year make up the Attendance Percentage for the whole school.


Class Attendance Percentages

Each class is monitored every week for attendance and lateness.

At assembly every Friday each class learns what their Class Attendance percentage for the week before was.  The classes that have more than 98% attendance receive a certificate. The class with the highest percentage receives the Attendance Cup to keep for the week.

Helpful Hints....

  • Telephone the school before 9.00am on each day of your child’s absence.

  • Notify the school well in advance of any medical appointments – providing appropriate evidence e.g. Hospital letters, appointment cards.

  • Respond to school enquiries about unexplained absence.

  • Keep the school / class teacher informed of any ongoing conditions or issues that may affect your child’s attendance.

  • Make sure you have alternative arrangements for a relative or friend to bring your child to school if you are prevented from doing so.

  • If you are not sure whether your child is well enough to attend school, bring them anyway. They often perk up once at school, but we will contact you if they don’t.

  • Encourage your child to get everything ready for school the night before – including their uniform.

  • Contact the school if you are not sure if it is open or check the school website.

Did you know...................

Good attendance means… being in school at least 95% of the time

or 180 to 190 days

That leaves a total of 175 days not at school! – All this time for shopping, holidays and appointments

(365 days in a calendar year)

100% =(0 days absence)  190 School days in each year

95% = (10 days absence) 180 days of education

90% = (19 days absence) 171 days of education

85% = (29 days absence) 161 days of education

80%=(38 days absence) 152 days of education

75% =(47 days absence) 143 days of education



No Attendance = No Education

Know Attendance = Know Education

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The Kemnal Academies Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company number 7348231. Its registered address is The Atkins Centre, Kemnal Technology College, Sevenoaks Way, Sidcup, Kent DA14 5AA. “Newlands Primary School” is a business name used by The Kemnal Academies Trust.

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