Queenborough School & Nursery believes that full attendance and punctuality are essential in making sure that each child achieves his or her full potential. Quite simply if a child is not in school, they cannot learn. Our Overall Attendance target for 2019/20 is 100%.



The School Day

Our school day starts at 8.40a.m. and ends at 3.10p.m.


Pupils arriving after 8.40a.m. must enter school by the main entrance and report to Reception.


It is the parents’ responsibility to contact the school on the first day their child is absent by telephone before 9.30a.m. and subsequent days whilst the child is unable to attend. This is a safeguarding issue requirement so that all parties know that your child is safe.

If your child is unwell with a sickness bug we would ask that they remain at home until they are clear of any symptoms for 24 hours

Penalty Notices for Poor Attendance

A Penalty Notice can be issued in cases of absence for 10 or more half day sessions (5 school days) without authorisation during any 100 possible school sessions or period of 50 days of schooling these do not need to be consecutive.

If a Penalty Notice is imposed for a leave of absence, the regulations state that the penalty will be £120 to be paid within 28 days, reduced to £60 if paid within 21 days.Penalty Notices are issued to each parent of each child.




Tracking of attendance diamond, praise, certificates

Punctuality Pup rewarded to the class for least lateness in Key Stage 1

Best Time Keepers Award

Awesome Attenders Award – Roaming Attendance Trophy and Ted


Certificates for 100% attendance and entry into 100% Attendance Raffle

Best Time Keepers Raffle – Every pupil who has arrived on time every day will be entered

Awesome Attenders Award


Certificates and prize for 100% Attendance

All 100% attenders entered in a raffle to win a prize

Awesome Attenders of the Year Award

Most Improved Attendance Award

Awesome Attenders

Each week, there is an assembly to celebrate the ‘Awesome Attenders’. The Award  is presented to the class with the best attendance of the week. Awesome Attenders Award posters are displayed around the school showing which class is the winner.

The Awesome Attenders Award for Key Stage 2 Classes (Yr3-6) is a silver cup with the winners class colours attached.

The Awesome Attenders Award for Key Stage 1 Classes (YrR-2) is Attendance Ted. Attendance Ted visits the winning class each week.

Weekly Best Time Keepers

The Best Time Keepers Award is presented to the class who have the most children arriving on time over the week. In Key Stage 1 (YrR-2) the class with the Best Time Keepers each week is visited by Punctuality Pup.