Our Lady Of Perpetual Help Catholic Primary School




Alex the Attendance Dog

Each week the class with the highest attendance for the past week gets the honour of looking after Alex the dog for a week. The winning class also get extra time in the MUGA on a Friday. If a class gets 100% Mrs Collins buys them a treat.


‘In School on Time’

Please remember that the school doors open at 8.45am. School starts at 8.55am. If your child/children arrive after 8.55am they will be given a ‘late’ mark.



Attendance Initiative for September 2017

Weekly Attendance

  • If everyone in your class attends school every ,at the end of the week your class will be given £5 . The class can then decide if they want to spend the money straight away or save up the money to buy their class something special.  

At the end of each half term, the names of every child with 98% or greater attendance will be entered into a draw to win a £50 Asda voucher. 



You can help us to improve our school’s attendance by making sure your child comes to school every day. If he/she has a slight cold/cough or temperature they can still come to school and we will contact you if we feel they need to go home. If a medical appointment is made, please bring them to school for their mark first and then sign them out at the office. We can administer medicine in school but ONLY if it is prescribed by a doctor and the necessary paperwork is filled out at the office.


New Leave of Absence Procedures

I would like to remind you of the changes regarding holidays in term time. The Local Authority have advised schools that no holidays should be authorised except in exceptional circumstances and that all unauthorised holidays lead to a fixed penalty notice being issued.

Criteria for Leave of Absence – Exceptional Circumstances

1. Where it is company/organisational policy for an employee to take leave at a specific time in the year and there is no opportunity for a family holiday in school holidays. This must be evidenced by production of the policy document of the organisation.


2. Service personnel returning from/scheduled to embark upon a tour of duty abroad.


3. Where a holiday is recommended as part of a parent or child’s rehabilitation from a medical or emotional issue. Evidence must be provided.


Where there are other factors which the head teacher may consider to be exceptional circumstances this may be referred to the local authority for advice.