The highest possible levels of attendance and punctuality are vital at Newsham Primary School. We try to recognise effort in these areas in as many different ways as possible but are also obliged to hold parents and carers to account when attendance and / or punctuality levels are low.

We understand there can sometimes be unavoidable reasons for absence. We would expect these would occur due to childhood illness and we would ask that parents and carers contact us after 8am on the first day of their child’s absence. Our school telephone number is 01670 353124.

Our Education Welfare Officer regularly inspects our school registers for patterns of absence and low attendance. It really helps us if we can explain underlying reasons for the absences of individual children but we can only do that if parents and carers share this with us as soon as an absence occurs. Many thanks for your ongoing support.