Attendance is take very seriously here at St Mark's. Below you will find important information with regards absense from school.
If your child is unwell and therefore unable to attend school, please can you telephone the school office, first thing in the morning, to report their absence in order for their absence to be authorised. You can leave a message on the school answer machine before school hours if this is more convenient
From the start of this academic year the Government have reduced the persistent absence threshold from 15% i.e.
absent for 28 days (equivalent of 56 sessions) in a school year to 10% i.e. 19 days or 38 sessions. If your child is
absent for more than 38 sessions this academic year, then they will be defined as a persistently absent pupil.