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Celebrating school attendance in Kirkby

by Gemma Melling

Kirkby High School is hosting an attendance celebration event for local primary schools.

The event, which takes place on Thursday, 24 October 2019, recognises the importance of 100% school attendance and pupils in years 3, 4, 5 and 6 in seven Kirkby primary schools will be presented with a certificate to acknowledge this achievement.

Cllr Margaret Harvey, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, said “We know that regular school attendance is important for pupils to achieve and succeed. Pupils who regularly miss school can fall behind and never catch up.  We know that good school attendance and punctuality is a quality that employers prioritise. This event is a great way to acknowledge those pupils who have achieved 100% attendance – well done to them all!”

There are 115 pupils across the seven primary schools (Eastcroft Park, Kirkby Church of England, Millbrook Community Primary, Northwood Community Primary, Park Brow Community Primary, Ravenscroft Community Primary and Westvale Primary) who will be recognised at the event on Thursday.

Rochelle Conefrey, Head Teacher at Kirkby High School, added “I’m delighted to welcome primary school pupils to our attendance celebration event. There is a strong link between good school attendance and good exam results so promoting 100% school attendance is a priority for us.  I hope the pupils enjoy their visit to Kirkby High School and I look forward to welcoming them back as students in year 7.”

You can help your child to achieve 100% attendance by working with your school to ensure that any issues that may be preventing your child from attending regularly can be addressed, contacting the school if your child is ill on the first day of absence and taking an interest in your child’s school work.