School Lane, Burnley, Lancashire, BB12 7HR


Simonstone St Peter's Church Of England Primary School


Attendance for w/c 29th January 2024

EYFS    94%

CLASS 1   100%

CLASS 2   98%

CLASS 3   95%

CLASS 4  97%

Whole school 97%

Our school attendance target for this school year is 96% - please help us to meet this target! 

 We need your help:

  • Please avoid time off during term time where ever possible – please do not book holidays during term time, even if just for a long weekend, as this will impact on your child’s attendance and ultimately, their learning.
  • We are aware that it can often be difficult to make medical, dentist, optician, etc. appointments outside of school hours but we appreciate your help in trying to arrange non-urgent appointments during the holiday periods or weekends when available. 
  • Punctuality is also very important in school.  If your child arrives late in school between 9.00am and 9.25am – they will receive a ‘late mark’ in the register.  If your child arrives after 9.25am after the register has closed without a valid reason (such as attending a medical/dental appointment), this will be classed as an unauthorised absence and will affect your child’s attendance percentage.

Starting soon, we will be celebrating each class’s attendance as a whole – with a weekly chart showing the percentages for the classes for all to see and celebrate.

Next term, we will be celebrating good attendance.  Children will receive a certificate and badge at the end of the term, if they have 100% attendance.

From September for the next academic year, children with 100% attendance for 1 term will receive a Bronze Award, those with 2 terms – a Silver Award and those with 100% attendance for the full year will get a Gold Award.

Please CLICK HERE for our Attendance Policy.


Do you know that children who arrive a few minutes late start the day feeling more stressed and do not make a positive start to their learning? They often miss out on key messages and education. It disrupts the education of the rest of the class.


Being late to school has a significant impact on the amount of learning time lost over a school year.

The table gives you an indication of how much time is lost if regularly late.


Minutes late per day

Number of days over a year

5 minutes

3.4 days

10 minutes

6.9 days

15 minutes

10.3 days

20 minutes

13.8 days

30 minutes

20.7 days