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 2021

Notification of Term Time Leave

Attendance at Birley Primary Academy

This week’s ‘Top Dog Attendance’ winners are Miss Middleton’s class – 5FM who achieved a fabulous 100% attendance.

At present, this year’s attendance champions are Miss Taylor’s class – 2VT, who have a great 98.4% 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 November 2020

ClassAttendance: Last WeekAttendance: Overall
Nursery – AM Session95.3%93.2%
Nursery – PM Session93.6%88%
Nursery – 30 hours96.2%97.6%
Reception – Mrs Elliott100%97.8%
Reception – Mr Exley97.1%95.4%
Reception – Miss Salisbury96.4%96.6%
Year 1 – Miss Eddy93.3%92%
Year 1 – Miss Offord95.8%96.5%
Year 1 – Mrs Lewin & Mrs Ward98.4%97.2%
Year 2 – Mrs Forsythe & Miss Lewis97.8%97.3%
Year 2 – Miss Taylor98.8%98.4%
Year 2 – Miss Watson99.1%97.6%
Year 3 – Mr Cosgrove98.9%96.4%
Year 3 – Miss Ellis97.3%96.5%
Year 3 – Mr Smith96.4%95.8%
Year 4 – Miss Finely97.2%96.1%
Year 4 – Mr Hills98.4%97.3%
Year 4 – Mrs Lee98.1%96.6%
Year 5 – Miss Middleton100%97.9%
Year 5 – Mr Rendell100%96%
Year 5 – Mrs Putland & Miss Smith96.8%96%
Year 6 – Miss Brady99.3%97.8%
Year 6 – Miss Smith & Mrs Mikulik95.4%93.2%
Year 6 – Mrs Taylor & Mrs Putland98.9%96.1%


Gold – Year 5 Miss Middleton – 1 late

Silver – Year 5 Mr Rendell – 6 lates

Bronze – Reception Mrs Elliott – 7 lates

Whole School Attendance this week – 97.8%

Whole School Attendance this year so far – 96.4%                                                                                     


52 pupils interrupted our learning 87 times last week.

Remember to be a Birley Primary

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