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 Mrs Taylor and Mr Ward’s Class – 6LT who achieved a great 98.3% attendance
At present, this year’s attendance champions are Miss Atkinson’s Class – RJA Miss Sailsbury’s Class – 1HS and Mr Cosgrove’s Class – 4MC, who have a fabulous 97.5%
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: 8th November 2019

ClassAttendance: Last WeekAttendance: Overall
Nursery – AM Session86.7%91.1%
Nursery – PM Session93.9%87.7%
Nursery – 30 hours96.9%91.3%
Reception – Mrs Elliott87.9%92.8%
Reception – Miss Atkinson93%97.2%
Reception – Mr Exley93%96.8%
Year 1 – Miss Heath95%94.9%
Year 1 – Miss Hilton97.7%96%
Year 1 – Miss Salisbury97.4%97.2%
Year 2 – Miss Eddy90.7%94.1%
Year 2 – Miss Taylor/
Miss Nash
Year 2 – Miss Watson96.3%96.6%
Year 3 – Miss Lee96.9%97%
Year 3 – Mrs Middleton95%93.8%
Year 3 – Mr Hills91.5%95%
Year 4 – Mr Rendell94.6%96.2%
Year 4 – Mr Smith97.2%95.7%
Year 4 – Mr Cosgrove95%97.2%
Year 5 – Miss Ellis90.7%94.5%
Year 5 – Miss Finley96%96.9%
Year 5 – Mrs Putland/
Miss Smith
Year 6 – Mrs Smith/ Mrs Mikulik96.4%95.3%
Year 6 – Miss Brady98%96.3%
Year 6 – Mrs Taylor/ Mr Ward98.3%94.5%


1st – Year 6 Mrs Taylor and Mr Ward – 98.3%

2nd – Year 6 Miss Brady – 98%

3rd – Year 1 Miss Hilton – 97.7%

Whole School Attendance % this week – 95.5%

Whole School Attendance this year so far – 95.7%                                                                                     


Our learning was interrupted 70 times last week by 44 pupils.