Attendance Policy

Every day at school is like getting a piece of a jigsaw puzzle – the more pieces children have the easier it is for them to solve the puzzle. So, it would make sense that every day a child is at school, the more successful their learning will be. We plan learning opportunities that build on previous activities and understanding. Therefore every day is as important as the previous day or the next day. The more time your child spends in school, the better your child’s attainment in learning will be, and the more confident and successful they will feel in themselves.

The Education (Scotland) Act 1980 states:

“It shall be the duty of the parent of every child of school age to provide efficient education for him suitable of his age, ability and aptitude either by causing him to attend public school regularly or by other means.”

For the last full complete academic year of 201819, the attendance rate for PKC was 95%. St Dominic’s attendance rate for this same year was 94.5%.

The PKC target for this year is 96% for Primary Schools. Presently, St Dominic’s attendance rate is 93.7%.

The online attendance policy agreement will be made available ahead of the new school year for you to complete. A copy of the attendance policy is included below for reference: