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Attendance Updates

Weekly Attendance Update

   Whole School 

Week ending  15/06/18    93.1%

Year to date   95%

Our commitment to improving attendance

As part of Leigh Academies Trust, Molehill Primary Academy is committed to improving the attendance of all of our pupils.

The former post of Education Welfare Officer (EWO) has been replaced with the post of Designated School Liaison Officer. These officers will work closely with schools and academies to address occurrences of low attendance. Part of the change involves bringing in earlier referrals to the Early Help Workers for families where attendance is below expectations and where no improvement in attendance has been seen.

As an academy, we have also reviewed our systems and arrangements for dealing with attendance issues. Mrs Hammond our Pastoral Support Worker will focus on working with identified families to improve both attendance and punctuality within the academy.

If your child is unable to come to school you MUST report this to reception, in person, by telephone, text or email on the morning of absence. If you fail to do this, absence will be recorded as unauthorised. All unauthorised absence will be addressed and a Penalty Notice will be requested when 5 days/10 sessions of unauthorised absence is reached. Please contact Mrs Hammond if there are circumstance that affect your child’s attendance.

DfE guidance: School attendance parental responsibility measures

Attendance –

Please find updated attendance information on the link below.

Attendance 2016-2017

In July we celebrated the success of all the children who had excellent attendance throughout the year and during the summer term. 19 children attained 100% attendance for the full year and enjoyed a special treat of making their own ice cream sundae at the Ice Cream Parlour. 

Over half the children attended school over 96% of the year and had the opportunity to win prizes in a prize draw. Prizes included family tickets to the Rare Breeds Centre, gift voucher to Gravity, DVD, Harry Potter goodie bag and many more.

See our great results in the presentation below.

Presentation 2017



                                                                OUR SCHOOL TARGET IS 96%                                                                     We expect all children to attend school at least 96% of the school year.


Every minute counts! Lateness = lost learning. The figures below are calculated over a school year:

  • 5 minutes late each day – 3 days lost!
  • 10 minutes late each day – 6.5 days lost!
  • 15 minutes late each day – 10 days lost!
  • 20 minutes late each day – 13 days lost!
  • 30 minutes late each day – 19 days lost!

Every school day counts!

  • 100% attendance – 190 days attendance
  • 95% attendance – 180 days attendance – 2 weeks absence
  • 90% attendance – 171 days attendance – 4 weeks absence
  • 85% attendance – 161 days attendance – 6 weeks absence
  • 80% attendance – 152 days attendance – more than half a term’s absence
  • 75% attendance – 143 days attendance – 9 + weeks absence

 Please find below document links for your information

If your child falls ill in school leaflet

Consequences to parents


Celebrating Attendance

This year  pupils can earn HOUSE POINTS for attending school regularly. 100% attendance, excellent attendance and most improved attendance will all be recognised at the end of each full term.

Rewards for Attendance

  • 1 House Point for 100% attendance EVERY WEEK
  • 20 House Points at the end of EVERY TERM for 100% attendance
  • 5 House Points at the end of EVERY TERM if your attendance is above 96%
  • Certificates for 100%, over 96% and most improved attendance
  • CELEBRATION & RAFFLE for the parents of children who have 100% attendance


2016 attendance successes:

Attendance 2016