Enjoying the Journey to Success


"Moments Matter - Attendance Counts" Campaign

The government has launched a new national campaign to remind parents and carers of the importance of school attendance.  You will be seeing it on TV, social media and hearing about it on the radio.  We regularly remind our families of the importance of good punctuality and attendance and the negative impact poor attendance has on their child’s educational attainment and social and emotional development.   In 2018/19, just 40% of persistently absent (PA) children in KS2 achieved expected KS2 standards, compared with 84% of pupils who were regular attenders.

From the first day of term to the last, every minute on a school day makes a real difference to a child. 

Ms Claydon is our Attendance Officer who deals with school attendance.  If you have any concerns or need any support, please get in contact with her on absence@brunswick-house.kent.sch.uk.

Our attendance target here is currently 97%.

Please find attached our current Attendance Policy and for more information about attendance, please read the leaflet below.

We recently introduced an Attendance Reward scheme whereby children with full weekly attendance receive a sticker for each week, which then results a small prize each month the certificate is completed.  This is proving to be a great success. 


As a school, we are unable to authorise any holidays/days out taken during term time. Any appointments require a Leave of Absence form to be completed and evidence attached prior to the appointment - this can be accessed via the school website (click on the "Online Forms" tab on the Home Screen or using the tab on this page).  Evidence of an appointment will be required in order for the time to be authorised. 

The NHS and the Chief Medical Officer say it is usually appropriate for parents and carers to send their children to school with mild respiratory illnesses, including general cold symptoms  like a minor cough, runny nose or sore throat.  Please refer to the leaflet "Attendance and Illness" leaflet below for more information. 

Children are expected to be in their classrooms for registration at 9am. If they arrive after this, they are recorded as 'late'.