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Mr Mcilroy is the attendance officer at Moat House Primary School. 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 ask 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 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 Mr McIlroy 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 19th May 2023

Current school total attendance is:



Last week's attendance:


The class with the best attendance was: 3SH



Overall money earnt

ClassClass NameLast weekOverallMoney Earned last weekTotal money earned    
5LMMrs Meininger’s Marvellous Millionaires96.33%94.85%£1.44£40.13    
4MWThe Fantastic 4MW98.33%94.11%£1.43£39.49    
5JK'We're in everyday, in 5JK94.00%93.80%£1.41£39.40    
4SGGilmour's Get Ins94.00%92.42%£1.40£39.21    
6ST6ST's Money Tree96.00%93.44%£1.44£38.96    
6CBThunderBIRDs Are Go96.00%94.27%£1.44£38.83    
3SHHallways In99.63%94.63%£1.35£37.62    
1JLThe Greatest Show-Uplings91.70%91.90%£1.33£37.59    
1ETTeam Thompson96.67%92.46%£1.42£37.42    
3NL3 IN L Before the Bell 98.00%93.26%£1.47£37.16    
2EW2 be in or not 2 be in, that is the question. 95.52%92.67%£1.38£36.63    
2CDDo-bosses Always In91.03%92.16%£1.32£35.39    


Attendance Challenge 2021 – 2022: Weekly attendance


ClassClass NameLast weekMoney Earned last week   
3SHHallways In99.63%£1.35   
4MWThe Fantastic 4MW98.33%£1.43   
3NL3 IN L Before the Bell 98.00%£1.47   
1ETTeam Thompson96.67%£1.42   
5LMMrs Meininger’s Marvellous Millionaires96.33%£1.44   
6ST6ST's Money Tree96.00%£1.44   
6CBThunderBIRDs Are Go96.00%£1.44   
2EW2 be in or not 2 be in, that is the question. 95.52%£1.38   
5JK'We're in everyday, in 5JK94.00%£1.41   
4SGGilmour's Get Ins94.00%£1.40   
1JLThe Greatest Show-Uplings91.70%£1.33   
2CDDo-bosses Always In91.03%£1.32   



Attendance Update January 2023: As of the week ending 27th January, we have over 100 children whose attendance is less than 90% since September. This equates to children having a day off every fortnight and this has a big impact on their learning. I am confident that their attendance will improve as we move towards the Spring and start to leave the season of coughs and colds behind and would ask that you only keep your children off if they are poorly and too ill to come to school.


In order to support with improving attendance, we have started a new attendance challenge! If the whole school attendance between 23rd January and 14th July is 95% or above we will be having an INFLATABLES DAY on 19th July. This means that every child will have the opportunity to have up to an hour of fun on the inflatables. We have made a good start with this target because we are currently at 94.2%. So a bit of work to do but plenty of time. Keep your eyes peeled for weekly updates in the newsletter. Good luck!


September 2022: Mr McIlroy (Attendance Officer) introduced the new school year’s attendance challenge to the children in a virtual assembly in September. 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! 


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. Term time holidays can lead to a fine for each child who goes on them. Thank you.

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