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At Racemeadow Primary Academy, we believe that good attendance and punctuality are essential for a child to reach their educational potential and enjoy a feeling of belonging to their class and school community.


In promoting the belief that attendance and punctuality are important values we are preparing children for life and for a successful future.


Regular or prolonged absence, in any year group, results in limited progress and low levels of attainment. Children quickly begin to fall behind their peers and often never fully catch up with gaps in their skills and knowledge.


Repeated lateness is an unsettling start to the school day for both the child and school. Children will miss out on important learning opportunities at the start of the day.