Faith in Everyone to Shine Brightly
College Road, Purton, Wiltshire, SN5 4AR
Attendance & Admissions Officer: Mrs H Ashdown
Attendance Governor: Mrs J Knowles
St Mary's see punctual and regular school attendance as central to raising standards in education and contributing significantly to each child's progress. Absence from lessons can result in children falling behind in their learning, social development and can also put their safety at risk. Children with regular poor attendance are vulnerable and more likely to underachieve in both primary and secondary school.
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St Mary's aims to support all children to achieving high attendance. We are committed to equal opportunities and we support pupils and their families in achieving this goal. We want all our pupils and their families to feel valued and welcome. We will use every opportunity to convey to pupils and their parents or carers, the importance of regular and punctual attendance. Regular and punctual attendance at school is both a legal requirement and an essential component of our safeguarding practice. You can read more about attendance on our Policies Page, here.
We aim to support the highest attendance for every child: