Pupil attendance & reporting absences

At Ashbury Meadow we believe that regular attendance is the key to enabling children to maximise the educational opportunities available to them and become emotionally resilient, confident and competant adults, who can realise their full potential and amake a positive contribution to their community. We are a UNICEF Rights Respecting Gold School and Article 28 states 'Every child has a right to an education'. This can only be achieved when children are regularly attending school.

Ashbury Meadow values all pupils and strives to build strong relationships with families to ensure pupils have the support in place to attend school.

Our new attendance policy can be found below and it supports the vision and implementation of the DfE guidance 'working together to improve attendance' published in May 2022.

Procedures for reporting absences

Parents must advise the school before 8.45am by telephone or via the study bugs App or send a text to school comms, on the first day of absence, and each subsequent day and provide the school with an expected date of return. This should be followed up in the form of a written note from the parent/carer, though verbal explanations may be acceptable where this is considered appropriate.

Other useful information to support parents can be found at these links:



Ashbury Meadow Community Primary School
Rylance St,
Manchester M11 3NA
Mrs Eve Peters: Main Contact