ATTENDANCE

In line with all other local schools in Oxfordshire, and those within the Oxford East Partnership permission is not given for holidays in term time. Absences from school other than for illness or other educationally approved reasons will be ‘unauthorised’ and will appear on a child’s record accordingly.

If you would like to request a term time absence for exceptional reasons, please download and complete the form.

This can be emailed to the school office at office.3210@church-cowley-st-james.sch.uk or it can be hand delivered to Miss Jones in the school office.

Application for Term Time Leave

Attendance Policy

To promote good attendance we hand out certificates to every child with 97%+ attendance every half term.  We also have an Attendance bear that is presented to the class with the best weekly attendance.

We offer a free breakfast club to some parents that struggle to get their child into school on time, please see Mrs Dew or Miss Stroud in the inclusion team for further details.

We offer a free breakfast to every child, parents and carers every morning in the StoryTeller Cafe, in the community room, run by Mrs Souch.

If your child's attendance dips below 90% in any term you will receive a call for a meeting from Miss Stroud, Head of Attendance and our Home School Link Worker (HSLW) to see if we can support you to improve your child's attendance in school.