Attendance & Medical
At Bridgewater we place a strong emphasis on high levels of attendance from all our pupils. There is extensive evidence about the negative impact absence has on children's academic achievements.
Good attendance is a partnership between the school, parents and pupils so please ensure:
All holidays are taken outside term time.
All routine medical appointments (e.g. routine visits to the GP or dentist) are made outside school hours.
Children arrive on time for the school day.
The school's Governing Body fully supports the Headteacher in ensuring that the attendance policy is complied with, both because of the disruption that absences cause but also because of the clear statistical link between school attendance and educational achievement.
Unless there are exceptional circumstances, the school will routinely contact any parent whose child has less than 95% attendance and / or who is late for more than three sessions in a half term.