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 are Mr Cosgrove’s class – 4MC who achieved a fabulous 99.3% attendance.

At present, this year’s attendance champions are Mr Cosgrove’s class– 4MC, who have a great 96.9% 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: 28th February 2020

ClassAttendance: Last WeekAttendance: Overall
Nursery – AM Session96.4%89.2%
Nursery – PM Session87.3%84.2%
Nursery – 30 hours95.4%92.9%
Reception – Mrs Elliott95%91.6%
Reception – Miss Atkinson97.5%95%
Reception – Mr Exley96.7%93.6%
Year 1 – Miss Heath94.6%95.5%
Year 1 – Miss Hilton97.7%95.5%
Year 1 – Miss Salisbury87.3%95%
Year 2 – Miss Eddy87.3%93.4%
Year 2 – Miss Taylor/
Miss Nash
Year 2 – Miss Watson95%94.9%
Year 3 – Miss Lee94.6%95.6%
Year 3 – Mrs Middleton94.1%94.6%
Year 3 – Mr Hills96.4%95.1%
Year 4 – Mr Rendell96.6%95.7%
Year 4 – Mr Smith98.1%94.9%
Year 4 – Mr Cosgrove99.3%96.9%
Year 5 – Miss Ellis95.9%94.9%
Year 5 – Miss Finley96.7%96.8%
Year 5 – Mrs Putland/
Miss Smith
Year 6 – Mrs Smith/ Mrs Mikulik98.9%95.3%
Year 6 – Miss Brady94%95.4%
Year 6 – Mrs Taylor/ Mr Ward96.7%95.2%


1st – Year 4 Mr Cosgrove – 99.3%

2nd – Year 6 Mrs Smith & Mrs Mikulik – 98.9%

3rd – Year 4 Mr Smith – 98.1%

Whole School Attendance % this week – 95.6%

Whole School Attendance this year so far – 95.4%                                                                                     


Our learning was interrupted 74 times last week by 46 pupils.

Watch the video below, which explains why being on time is so important for children.