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Dee Point Attendance Policy and Expectations:

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all families back to Dee Point and a special welcome to all of our new Nursery and Reception families. I hope you have all had a wonderful summer.

I would like to use this opportunity to refresh and remind all parents of Dee Point’s attendance and punctuality expectations.

Being in school and having the best attendance possible underpins all the many benefits of school for your child, such as their learning, wellbeing and wider development.


As a parent, you are legally responsible for making sure your child gets a suitable full-time education, usually from the age of 5 to 16. It is important that your child(ren) of compulsory school age attend school regularly and on time.

Dee Point has a high expectation of all pupils to achieve a minimum of 95% attendance to enable children to maximise their educational attainments and opportunities. All pupils are expected to attend school as much as possible with exceptions to serious illness.

If your child is absent from school, please contact the Attendance Manager, Miss Rachel Owens on the first day of absence by 9am on telephone 01244 372631 (option 1), or email with the reason why.

Holiday Requests

All holidays are encouraged outside of term time. Any holidays taken during term time will be unauthorised and may result in a fixed penalty notice per parent, per child. Holiday forms can be collected from the front office and once completed, please return them to Miss Owens.

Medical / Dental Appointments

To avoid disruption to your child’s attendance, medical and dental appointments should not be booked during the school day whenever reasonably possible. When they are, you should ask the school in advance for a leave of absence and collect them as close to the time of the appointment as possible and return them to school for the rest of the school day afterwards, please provide copies of any hospital appointments for your child if these are during school hours.


If your child has mild symptoms, such as a runny nose, sore throat or slight cough, and feels well enough they can come to school. However, if they have covid symptoms and a high temperature, or they do not feel well enough to come to school they should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. Please follow the normal absence reporting procedures.

Diarrhoea & Vomiting (D&V):

If your child has any episodes of vomiting and/or diarrhoea, they must remain at home for 48 hours from their last episode in order to help stop the spread to their classmates, school staff and families. This applies to any amount, even if it is just one episode. Please call and report their absence to Miss Owens.



All children must be in school every day by 9am, ready for learning. If you arrive after 9am, the school gates will be closed and you will be asked to come through the main entrance to receive a Late mark and for the office to arrange your child’s lunch for that day.

All pupils are expected to leave at their designated finishing time and not any earlier. A polite reminder that any pupils leaving early, outside of emergency medical appointments, will receive unauthorised absences and school will follow up with further action.

As always, I thank you all for your continued support and please do not hesitate, if you feel you have any concerns surrounding attendance and/or punctuality contact me on the telephone number or email address below.

Yours Sincerely,

Miss Rachel Owens

Attendance Manager


Tel: 01244 372631 (option 1)


Contact the School

Dee Point Primary School

Dee Point Primary School
Blacon Point Road

Main Contact: Admin Team: Shelley Roberts, Amber Spilsbury, Bobbi Taylor Attendance Manager: Rachel Owens
Phone Number: 01244 372631 Option 1 email

Tel: 01244 372631

SEN Contact: Hannah Seddon & April Caldecott

SEN Email:

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