Mountford Manor Primary For Parents

Why Attendance Matters

"Every Day Counts"

Mountford Manor Primary School seeks to ensure that all its pupils receive a full-time education that maximises opportunities for each pupil to realise their true potential. The school will strive to provide a welcoming, caring environment, whereby each member of the school community feels wanted and secure. All school staff will work with pupils and their families to ensure each pupil attends school regularly and punctually.

The school has established an effective system of incentives and rewards that acknowledges the efforts of pupils to improve their attendance and timekeeping and will challenge the behaviour of those pupils and parents who give low priority to attendance and punctuality.

To meet these objectives Mountford Manor Primary School has an effective and efficient system of communication with pupils, parents, and appropriate agencies to provide mutual information, advice, and support.

Pupils are expected to be in school every day. They can come into school at the following times:

Year GroupsSchool Door OpensRegistration (Official Start)
Reception/Years 1 & 28:308:35
Years 3, 4, 5, and 68:35


If a child arrives at school after registration. without prior arrangements having been agreed upon, he/she will be deemed late.
Registers close at 08:45 a.m. and arrival at school after this time, without prior approval or extenuating circumstances, will be recorded as an unauthorised absence.

Pupils arriving at school after 8:45 a.m. must enter through the main school office.


All absences from school (i.e. illness/late arrival) must be reported either by:

Any unexplained absences will be investigated by the attendance officer through a telephone call home. Any unexplained absences will be logged as unauthorised.
For further information regarding attendance and absence please read the school attendance and absence policy

Current Attendance at Mountford Manor

Term 3 Attendance update (September 2023 - February 2023)

Year Group% Attendance
Whole School Average93.29%
Year Reception86.52%
Year 192.67%
Year 287.84%
Year 393.27%
Year 493.88%
Year 595.99%
Year 694.27%

National; regional and local averages (as of W/C 23.01.2023)

Region% attendance
Regional (South West)93.8%
Local (Swindon)93.9%

Useful guides for parents & carers around attendance.

Hints And Tips For good Attendance Download
Why Attendance Matters Poster Download
Swindon Borough Council A to Z of Attendance Download
Is my Child Too Ill For School
Should I Keep my Child Off School Guidance Download

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