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My name is Mr Mcilroy and I am the attendance officer here at Moat House Primary School. We believe that ensuring the best possible school attendance for all pupils is a school priority in order to enable children to achieve their best. The school expect all children to achieve at least the Government minimum target of 95% attendance in an academic year.


If your child/ren are absent from school, we encourage all parents/carers to notify school on the first day of absence and continue to keep school informed for the duration of the absence (speak in person or by phone to a member of office staff or leave message on school’s answer phone). If there is no communication, a home visit will be carried out by members of staff.


We aim to work with parents to ensure that they understand the importance of uninterrupted education and that to request a leave of absence during term time, requires exceptional circumstances for the school to authorise that absence. Term time holidays cannot be authorised. Unauthorised absences can lead to a fine.  


Parents are required to complete a form notifying the reason for the absence from school and the dates, including the expected date of return. The Headteacher will consider all requests on an individual basis. He will take in to consideration the nature of the request along with the child’s attendance and attainment at that time.


If you have any concerns or questions regarding your child's attendance, please don't hesitate to pop in to see or phone me on 02476 612073.

We are always keen to support parents to ensure that attendance at Moat House is good (or better) and for this reason you may receive a Groupcall message before school begins as a reminder that classroom doors will be opening soon. 


At Moat House, we are constantly looking for ways to improve attendance. With that in mind, for this year’s attendance reward scheme we have decided to try an exciting new incentive! In order to motivate each child, we will be rewarding classes with a penny for everyday that a child is in. So, if your child’s class has thirty children and they were all in school for a whole week, that would be 30p a day and £1:50 for the week!


The children will then discuss with their teachers on how to spend the prize money! Good luck!


Our School Target for Attendance is:97%

Friday 26th November 2021

Current school total attendance is:



Last week's attendance:


The class with the best attendance was:    3DW   

Attendance money won:                                 £1.47 


Attendance Challenge 2021 – 2022:

    Money earnedMoney earned  
ClassClass NameOverallWeeklythis weektotal  
4SGGilmour's Money Makers95.00%95.30%£1.43£15.23  
5STTaylor's Mighty Millionaires93.60%94.80%£1.47£15.13  
6CBThunderBIRDs Are Go95.40%98.00%£1.47£15.12  
6JKEarning Everyday93.20%92.00%£1.38£14.88  
5SH5SH Are Never Late93.30%94.70%£1.42£14.78  
3DWWiltshire's Winners94%98.30%£1.47£14.33  
4MWThe Fantastic 4MW92%96.60%£1.40£14.25  
3NL3NL Before The Bell92.00%96.50%£1.38£13.70  
2EW2EW Know It94.30%91%£1.23£13.44  
1RWWalker's Winners92.90%90.80%£1.14£11.62  
1JWWilman's Wanderers94.60%92.00%£1.04£11.53  
School 94.40%94.50%    


Mr McIlroy (Attendance Officer) introduced the new school year’s attendance challenge to the children in our virtual assembly this morning. He reminded the children about how important it is for them to attend school every day and introduced our latest reward scheme, whereby the children can earn 1p for every day that they are in school, so 1 day = 1p – it’s as simple as that! The reward scheme was very successful last year and Miss Wiltshire’s class (who were called Wiltshire’s Winners) were the overall champions and managed to achieve £32.25; they enjoyed spending their money on an end of year party with dancing, glow sticks and party food.


Holidays in Term Time:      

Can I remind you that we are not legally allowed to give children time off during term time to go on holiday.  This was a decision made by the Government a few years ago. 

Can you please check our holiday dates when booking holidays and ensure that any holidays that you take are during the school holidays. Thank you.

School term dates 2020-2021

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