Attendance Policy 2023

Lobley Hill Primary School is working closely with the Local Authority in order to improve school attendance and punctuality throughout the school. We recognise the importance of working with parents and carers who have a legal responsibility to ensure their child achieves satisfactory levels of attendance.

  • The new procedures are based on traffic lights to create a more simplistic and consistent approach to promoting school attendance.
  • Attendance above 96% will be coded ‘Green’ (Safety Zone)
  • Attendance between 90% and 95.99% will be coded ‘Amber’ (At Risk Zone)
  • Attendance below 90% will be coded ‘Red’ (Danger Zone)

Those parents/carers whose children fall in the Amber or Red categories will be contacted and their child’s attendance will be monitored for 4 school weeks. Those parents whose child’s attendance during the monitoring period is not satisfactory will be invited in to school for a meeting with myself and a member of the Senior Leadership Team to discuss concerns and any support that may be offered to support families to improve attendance.

We recognise that children may have a legitimate reason to be absent from school, and we are also aware that some families face difficulties which may impact on their child’s education, therefore the traffic light system has been put in place in an attempt to support families. It aims to highlight concerns at an early stage in an attempt to prevent legal action from being taken against parents who fail to ensure that their child attends school.

As always, if your child needs to be absent from school, a phone call or email to the office or myself needs to be made informing school of a reason for absence. Furthermore, if a child needs to leave school early, a request must be made in writing at least 24 hours prior.

We therefore hope that you will continue to support our school by promoting school attendance and by informing us if you feel there are any issues that are preventing your child from attending school regularly.

Many thanks for your continued support with this.

Miss Kathryn Jobling 

Family Support Worker 


Phone: 0191 4334073


Attendance for last week

  • Reception 0% 0%
  • 1A 0% 0%
  • 1B 0% 0%
  • 2A 0% 0%
  • 2B 0% 0%
  • 3/4A 0% 0%
  • 3/4B 0% 0%
  • 3/4C 0% 0%
  • 5A 0% 0%
  • 6A 0% 0%
  • 6B 0% 0%
  • ARMS 0% 0%
  • Whole School Attendance 0% 0%



We want to provide an inspirational and welcoming environment where all children are respected, feel happy, safe and secure in their learning. We promote an inclusive and effective learning community where we celebrate diversity and have high expectations for all.

We want to enhance children’s life chances through a stimulating, supportive partnership with parents and carers that nurtures each child to achieve his/her full potential and we achieve this through a creative holistic approach in all that we do.

We want our children to become responsible, confident members of a global society who can apply their experiences gained at Lobley HillPrimary School to all future learning.

At Lobley Hill Primary we are passionate to ‘Be the best we can Be’ through being curious, adventurous and respectful in order to achieve personal excellence.