Working Together

Tavistock Primary & Nursery School

Working together to improve attendance


Expectation of school:

We want your child to thrive in our school every day. We build strong and enduring relationships because we believe this is the foundation pupils need to fully engage in our community, to feel a sense of belonging and to succeed. 


We support parents to perform their legal duty to ensure their children of compulsory school age attend school regularly and in addition, promote and support punctuality when attending lessons.


Expectation of parent/carers


Parent/carers need to ensure that their child attends every day the school is open, except when a statutory reason applies;


Notify the school as soon as possible when their child has to be unexpectedly absent

(e.g. sickness)


Only request leave of absence in exceptional circumstances and do so in advance


Book any medical appointments around the school day where possible


Extract from our school Admission Policy available below