Newtown Primary School

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At Newtown we strive to enable every child to become successful learners, responsible citizens and resilient individuals. Our curriculum and provision is designed to allow for all children to develop and embed these attributes. Each child’s starting point will differ to the next but it is our mission to ensure each child embodies these characteristics in order to belong, believe and achieve at Newtown and throughout their lifetime.



Newtown Primary School seeks to ensure that all its pupils receive a full-time education which therefore maximises opportunities for every student to realise their true potential.

We strive to provide a welcoming, caring environment, whereby each member of the school community feels valued and secure.

All staff will work with pupils and their families to ensure that they attend school regularly and punctually.



Why Regular Attendance is important:

Any absence affects the pattern of a child's schooling and regular absence will seriously affect their learning. Academic and pastoral support will continue to be provided to all our families and children at Newtown Primary School upon return after the summer break and especially where COVID 19 has affected their attendance and wellbeing.

Ensuring a pupil's regular attendance at school is the legal responsibility of all parents/carers. Staff at Newtown Primary School will work with and support our families to encourage and ensure regular attendance

At Newtown Primary School, we expect all our pupils to attend school every day that they possibly can. Research findings show there is a strong correlation between good attendance and high achievement.

If a pupil has 90% attendance through their primary and secondary education; it means that they have missed the equivalent of a whole year off school.


Excellent attendance

Full attendance and no days missed from school – the best chance of success


Good attendance


8 days missed from school


Below the expected level of attendance

9 days missed – less chance of success and makes it harder for your child to make progress


Below the expected level of attendance and needs to improve

18 days missed


Worrying and attendance needs to improve

18 days missed (persistent absence threshold). Your child will find it very hard to make progress.


Poor attendance and must improve

28 days missed


Poor attendance and must improve

38 days missed


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