Carbeile Junior School



At Carbeile we expect our pupils to have outstanding attendance. We strongly believe that for our children to be happy and to make progress that they need to be in school every day. We aspire for our school to have an attendance rate that exceeds that of the national average of 96%

Our Expectation

We expect all children should be in school every day unless he or she is ill and is unfit for learning or has an illness which is deemed contagious from their GP.

If your child is absent for any reason, please ring the office every day in which they are absent. If we receive no phone call we will follow this up.

We do not authorise term time holidays except in exceptional circumstances at the head teacher’s discretion.

Unexplained absences are always queried.

Medical and Dental Appointments

Where possible ALL medical and dental appointments should be arranged for outside the school hours. Where this is not possible, children should be returned to school promptly after appointments and signed out and in from the office.  If there are numerous appointments throughout the school year resulting in your child being flagged up as having low attendance we will request for appointment cards or letters.

Our Attendance System

At Carbeile we work very closely with our external Education Welfare Officer (EWO), and track all pupils’ attendance throughout the year. We follow our rigorous system to ensure that all pupils’ attendance is being fully monitored.

Our Punctuality System

At Carbeile we monitor lateness extremely closely. All pupils are expected to arrive at school between 8:30 and 8:50, if pupils arrive after 8:50 they are marked as L. Pupils who are marked as L also have the minutes they are late by tracked. When a pupil is late to school they not only miss valuable learning time but they also miss the social time with peers and routines. This impacts the pupils’ self-esteem, confidence and at times mental health.

We follow our rigorous systems to ensure that all pupils’ punctuality is being fully monitored.