St. Michael’s Catholic Primary School

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Attendance and Punctuality

At St Michael’s Catholic Primary School we believe that good attendance nurtures our pupils academically, socially and emotionally. In order for children to maximise their learning opportunities, it is vital that your child attends school every day. The school’s attendance target for this academic year is 97% and we implement a `traffic light system’ to signpost attendance levels to parents/carers and children.


Pupil’s attendance is monitored on a daily basis and we encourage and celebrate excellent attendance. We also work with School Health and Education Welfare to support your child if their attendance becomes a cause of concern. Over the last 3 years our attendance has been above the national average and this is thanks to the wonderful support of our parents and carers and the amazing attitude of our pupils. See Twitter for a regular update of our whole school attendance.


For St Michael's Attendance Policy please access the following link:

Attendance Data 2021-2022



Attendance Figures 2020-2021




** Covid 19 lockdown. A high percentage of children attended school during this period. Attendance logs available 

Attendance 2019/2020

** Covid 19 Lockdown. A high percentage of children attended school during this period. Attendance logs available. 

Attendance 2018/2019
Average Attendance for 2018/2019  96.3%



It is important that your child arrives in school on time. Just being a few minutes late every day can  potentially impact on your child's education as well as causing your child unnecessary stress.

We are here to help and give guidance - if you would like to chat to Helen Leitch our attendance officer, please call at the school office.

The table below gives you an indication of the time lost in school by lateness.


Minutes Late Each Day


Number of School Days / Weeks Missed in a Year

If your child is  late by the number of minutes below each and every day This is how much learning time your child  will have missed by the end of the year.
5 Minutes 3 School Days
10 Minutes 6.5  School Days
15 Minutes 10 School Days
20 Minutes 13 School Days
30 Minutes 19 School Days


Please be aware

School Starts at 8.50am   

Doors open at 8.40am

Be on time for 10 to 9 !