At Chandos, we strongly believe that education is important because it equips our children with the skills needed for life. In order to gain these skills, children must attend school regularly and punctually – this is both for academic and social reasons.

We aim to: listen, understand, empathise and support – but we do not tolerate poor attendance. 

As a school, we want to work closely with children, parents and the local community to resolve attendance issues. It is the responsibility of both parents to ensure that their child attends school on time, unless there is an authorised reason for their absence.

We have put a number of incentives in place to promote good attendance, which include:

Attendance Parent Update September 23.pdf

The Government have set a minimum attendance level of 96% for every child. If we feel that your child's attendance is beginning to fall lower than this, we may invite parents in for a meeting with our attendance officer and a member of the leadership team. This will give us the opportunity to see what support we can offer and put in place. 

If you wish to travel abroad during term time, no matter the reason, you must complete a Request For Leave form before you leave. These are available in the front office. There is no guarentee that we will authorise these absences. 

Please use the buttons below to access our attendance policy, letters and Google Form to let us know your child will be absent.

For more information... 

Mrs Murphy is our Attendance Officer

Please feel free to speak to her with any questions that you have.