Here are Charlestown we want our pupils to thrive and to become curious, adventurous and aspirational learners who are responsible, respectful and safe citizens. By bringing your child to school, you are helping us to do this!
Please ensure that your child attends school and work with them on making their attendance excellent. As a school, we have an attendance target of 97% but we want more!
Bringing your child to school every day, and on time, will give them the best start to their lives and educations – they might also win attendance prizes!
What does the law say?
If your child is between 5 and 16 years of age and is a registered pupil at a school, it is the legal responsibility of the parent/carer to make sure that child/ren attend regularly and on time.
Parents have a legal duty to make sure that their children are properly educated. It is the parent’s responsibility to ensure that their children attend school regularly and arrive on time. If you allow your child to be absent from school without good reason, the school will not authorise the absence, you will be committing an offence, and you could be issued with a penalty notice or prosecuted.