Bridge Hall Primary School Where Every Child Matters and Every Day Counts




We believe that in order for our children to achieve their full potential they must attend school on a regular basis, we understand that illness and unforeseen circumstances may be unavoidable, however attending school should be important to both children and parents.


Evidence shows that poor attendance can affect a child’s development both socially and academically. As shown below, what may seem like a short period of time can result in your child missing extremely valuable learning time;


If your attendance is 95% you have missed 9 days and 50 lessons 

If your attendance is 90% you have missed 19 days and 100 lessons

If your attendance is 85% you have missed 29 days and 150 lessons

If your attendance is 80% you have missed 38 days and 200 lessons

If your attendance is 75% you have missed 48 days and 250 lessons

If your attendance is 70% you have missed 57 days and 290 lessons

If your attendance is 65% you have missed 67 days and 340 lessons


Bridge Hall considers 96% and above as good attendance. Attendance awards for both 96% and above and 100% are given out at the end of each term.

Class attendance

Term 2-

Reception- 93.86%

Year 1- 96.38%

Year 2- 94.28%

Year 3- 94.04%

Year 4- 93.65%

Year 5- 96.12%

Year 6- 95.67%


Current class attendance-

Reception- 91.96%

Year 1- 95.90%

Year 2- 94.37%

Year 3- 94.95%

Year 4- 93.65%

Year 5-  96.57%

Year 6- 95.34%


Our current school attendance is 94.79%. We hope to get to 95% before the end of the academic year.

Children Missing from school


We ensure that our school codes registers accurately. We operate a first day call system in which we contact the families of children who are missing from school. If we receive an unsatisfactory reason or are unable to gain an explanation for the absence and the child is either the subject of a Child Protection Plan or is ‘Looked After’ we make a referral to Services for Young People (SFYP) immediately. If we have welfare concerns about a child we continue to contact the family every day for up to 10 days. We will make a referral to SFYP at any point during the 10 days as appropriate. If we have had no previous welfare concerns but the child is absent without a reasonable explanation for 10 days a referral will go to SFYP on the 10th day of absence.


If a child goes missing during the school day we will:


  • search the premises carefully
  • contact the parent/carer to make them aware of the situation
  • contact the police after 15 minutes if the child is not found
  • if we have been unable to contact a parent/carer we will continue to try to do so
  • once the child is found a risk assessment and safe management plan will be established (with parental involvement wherever possible) in an attempt to prevent this happening again.