Here at Catherine Infants School we believe it is vital each pupil attends school every day, on time

to gain the greatest benefit from their education!

Missing School = Missing Out


Regular attendance at school is the most important factor in a child reaching their full potential. Any absence including lateness affects the pattern of a child's schooling and regular absence will seriously affect his or her learning. Each child is expected to be in school 100% which is 190 days in the year with no term time holidays. The governments minimum acceptable attendance target for a child is 96.2%, a child who attends 90% means they have missed 4 weeks of their education in one year! 


As a parent you are expected to;

  • Ensure your child  attends school everyday
  • Contact school on the first day of absence
  • Make all appointments outside of school time
  • Not take children on visits/shopping trips during school time
  • Never take leave of absence (term time holidays). All holidays will be unauthorised and penalty notices will be issued
  • Bring your child to school on time (8:45am) each day


As a school we will;

  • Monitor attendance regularly
  • Monitor pupils arriving late
  • Contact parents when a pupil fails to attend school without a good reason
  • Contact parents when there is a pattern of absences or an excessive number of absences
  • Refer the matter to the schools Education Welfare Officer if attendance is a concern
  • Celebrate good attendance
  • Reward good or improved attendance through class competitions and certificates
  • Work with parents so that together we can work on raising attendance across the school 


10 Tips for Parents to help ensure their child attends school regularly;

  1. Help your child to get their book bag ready the night before school
  2. Make sure their uniform is ready for the following day
  3. Make sure your child goes to bed at a reasonable time
  4. Set the alarm clock early enough to allow plenty of time to get ready
  5. Make sure your child has some breakfast
  6. Leave for school with plenty of time to spare so your child is not late
  7. Check to make sure they have everything they need - book bag, drinks bottle etc
  8. If your child is having any problems with their work, speak to the class teacher 
  9. Talk to your child about what they do at school each day
  10. If your child is unhappy at school contact the school straight away


Weekly Class Attendance

Week 10th June 2024 - 14th June 2024

Each week the class with the highest attendance in each year will win a class certificate.

This weeks winners are:

FS2 - Star 4 - (99.0%)

Year 1 - Comet 4 - (98.6%)

Year 2 - Asteroid 2 - (98.7%)


% Attendance

Star 1 83.8%
Star 2 98.3%
Star 3 97.3%
Star 4 99.0%
Comet 1 90.7%
Comet 2 97.2%
Comet 3 94.8%
Comet 4 98.6%
Asteroid 1 97.2%
Asteroid 2 98.7%
Asteroid 3 97.9%
Asteroid 4 93.4%
Rocket Class 88.9%
Totals 95.4%


Our target for each class is a minimum of 96.2%. Please bring your child to school everyday to ensure they are not missing out on vital learning.

The class with the best attendance at the end of each term will receive a surprise class reward!


For more information regarding school attendance please see the documents below:

Catherine Infant School Attendance Information

Leicester City Council School Attendance Information

Pupils with good attendance     -     Achieve Better          Feel Happier          Gain Confidence          Make and Keep Friends