Attendance & Punctuality

The Attendance Tree

Good attendance and punctuality are hugely important at St Christopher's School. It benefits a child's personal development, academic development and ensures they have full access to our broad and balanced curriculum.

Generally children whose attendance is 95% or above:

- Make better progress both socially & academically

- Find it easier to cope with school routines & school

- Have an easier transfer to secondary school 

Information sent home to parents about the 'Persistent Absence Threshold' can be found at /parents/lettershome/. As with all letters, this can also be requested from the school office in hard-copy.

At St Christopher's School we aim for high attendance rates for these reasons and one of the ways we actively promote this is by following our 'Attendance Tree'. 

A large display board in plain site, it is a fun and visually engaging way of promoting a positive attitude from the children toward attendance and punctuality. The 'rules' are as follows:

  • Each week the class with the BEST overall attendance will earn an ‘Attendance Apple’ (pictured right) for The Punctuality Pear and Attendance Appletheir class to hang over their class entrance
  • Each week the class with the BEST overall punctuality will earn a ‘Punctuality Pear’ (pictured right) for their class to hang over their class entrance 
  • Weekly attendance figures are published above each classroom door as well as on the Attendance Tree so pupils can have collective aspirations toward better attendance and puonctuality


Attendance & Punctuality Guidelines