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Late/Absence Procedures

Attendance at Alaw Primary School


Our target for attendance for 2017/18 is 96.1%

Our Target for attendance for 2018/19 is 95.7%

Our Target for attendance for 2019/20 is 94.5%

School target ceased due to COVID 20-22

Our Target for attendance for 2022/23 is 92.5%

Our Target for attendance for 2023/24 is 92%


You can support good attendance by:


  • Avoiding taking your child out for holidays in term time
  • Arranging medical appointments at the end of the school day whenever possible
  • Telling us if your child is reluctant to come to school so that we can offer relevant support
  • Ensure that your  child only misses school for reasons which are unavoidable or justified, such as illness or days of religious observance



We thank you in advance for all your support in ensuring your child attends school as much as possible.

Good attendance is essential for making good progress in school. School starts promptly at 9:00am (doors open at 8:50am)  and the nursery finish at midday. Dosbarth Oren, Melyn and Gwyrdd  at 3:15 and Dosbarth Glas, Porffor and Fioled  at 3.20pm. It is important for children to be on time and attend regularly. 


Being 5 minutes late regularly might not seem much but over a school year it equates to 2.5 school days.