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New Milton Infant School

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Attend today, achieve tomorrow!

For a child to reach their full educational potential a high level of attendance is essential. Parents/carers and teachers share the responsibility for supporting and promoting excellent school attendance and punctuality together and it is our duty to strive for 100% attendance for all children.


For your child to take full advantage of the educational opportunities offered, it is vital that they are at school, on time, every day the school is open, unless the reason for absence is unavoidable or considered to be an exceptional circumstance.


We teach our children to be aware that the more days they are in school “the more they learn.” We celebrate good and excellent attendance through gold, silver and bronze certificates each term and our Gruffalo Award for the class with best attendance each week.

Whilst illness is unavoidable research shows that best attendance equals the best possible progress. It also has a significant impact on how well children form friendships, their confidence and self-esteem in school.





Children should be in school every day between 8.45am and 8:55am. If they arrive after 8:55am they need to sign in at the school office and this will be reported as ‘Late before register closes’. Arrival after 9.00am will be recorded as ‘late after register closes and therefore will be recorded as an unauthorised absence


Thank you for your continued support in ensuring your child receives 100% attendance at school!