Attendance

St Joseph’s is committed to enabling every child to achieve their full potential.

There is a strong link between good school attendance and achieving a good education. Children who frequently miss school may fall behind in their learning and development. We are proud of our children’s good attendance but also remain determined to improve this further with your support.

Every school day is important, and it is essential that children attend school every day.

What does your child’s percentage attendance mean?
As a school, our target attendance percentage is 98%.

Attendance % Days missed Sessions missed Weeks missed
100% 0 days 0 sessions 0 weeks
95% 9.5 days 19 sessions 1.5 weeks
90% 19 days 38 sessions 3 weeks
85% 28.5 days 57 sessions 4.5 weeks
80% 38 days 76 sessions 6.5 weeks (half a term)

The attendance lead at St Joseph’s: Mrs VL Gallagher.

If you have any matters regarding your child’s attendance, that you would wish to discuss, email: [email protected]


Reporting an absence

If your child is absent for any reason you must contact the school office by 9.00am on the day of the first day of absence.

For Nursery & Infants

Call: 020 8670 2385 or email: [email protected]

For Juniors

Call: 020 8653 7195 or email: [email protected]

The school is legally responsible for your child and if we do not have prior notification of their absence we will contact you.