One of the most important things you can do for your child is to make sure they attend school regularly and on time. This starts from the very first time your child attends an education setting e.g. nursery or foundation stage.

There is a link between good school attendance and high level attainment. Starting good attendance and punctuality habits early will help your child’s social development. Making and keeping friendships is easier if your child is there on time, every day.

Our whole school attendance target is 96.5%. We display our actual attendance percentage in the school reception area for parents, and on the year 3 corridor for our children.

The local authority website has some useful information about school attendance. Please follow the link for more information:

By following the link for our attendance policy, you will be able to view our attendance monitoring process and all of the Birley Primary Academy acknowledge and celebrate good school attendance:

Attendance Policy  

Attendance at Birley Primary Academy
This week’s ‘Top Dog Attendance’ winners were Mr Rendell’s class – 4JR who achieved a amazing 100% attendance.  
At present, this year’s attendance champions are Mr Exley’s class – RJE, who have a fabulous 97.9% attendance since the beginning of September.

Red indicates that the percentage is below our whole school target.

Yellow indicates that the percentage is broadly in line with our whole school target.

Green indicates that the percentage is above our whole school target.

Week Ending: 27th September 2019

ClassAttendance: Last WeekAttendance: Overall
Nursery – AM Session86.7%90.8%
Nursery – PM Session92.5%88%
Nursery – 30 hours83.1%89.2%
Reception – Mrs Elliott92.5%92%
Reception – Miss Atkinson97.4%97.2%
Reception – Mr Exley96.5%97.9%
Year 1 – Miss Heath96.7%95%
Year 1 – Miss Hilton96.5%96.9%
Year 1 – Miss Salisbury98.3%97.7%
Year 2 – Miss Eddy90.7%95.9%
Year 2 – Miss Taylor/
Miss Nash
Year 2 – Miss Watson97.7%96.3%
Year 3 – Miss Lee96.2%97.3%
Year 3 – Mrs Middleton94.3%95.5%
Year 3 – Mr Hills92.3%95%
Year 4 – Mr Rendell100%97.5%
Year 4 – Mr Smith90.8%95%
Year 4 – Mr Cosgrove99.3%97.7%
Year 5 – Miss Ellis95.6%96%
Year 5 – Miss Finley98.7%97.5%
Year 5 – Mrs Putland/
Miss Smith
Year 6 – Mrs Smith/ Mrs Mikulik95%96%
Year 6 – Miss Brady98.7%97.7%
Year 6 – Mrs Taylor/ Mr Ward98.3%95.9%


1st – Year 4 Mr Rendell – 100%

2nd – Year 4 Mr Cosgrove – 99.3%

3rd – Year 5 Miss Finley – 98.7%
Year 6 Miss Brady – 98.7%

Whole School Attendance % this week – 96.3%

Whole School Attendance this year so far – 96.4%                                                                                     


Our learning was interrupted 43 times last week by 36 pupils.