As you know, improving attendance is one of our key priorities.  It is very important that your child regularly attends school and that they arrive on time.  This ensures your child feels included and part of the school day.

We have been set a target in 2019-20 to gain whole school attendance of 97%.

In 2014-15 we gained whole school attendance of 95%.

In 2015-16 we gained whole school attendance of 95.4%.

In 2016-17 we gained whole school attendance of 95.6%.

In 2017-18 we gained whole school attendance of   95.9%.

In 2018-19 we gained whole school attendance of 96%.

We are determined this year in 2019-20 we will meet this target of 97%!

Throughout the year we will be holding school attendance challenges.  Each child with 100% attendance over these weeks will receive a certificate and small prize from our trolley.  Look out for the challenge dates on our Newsletters!

Attendance Challenge Prize Trolley:


The class with the best attendance over the challenges will also receive a hamper full of goodies for you all to share.

If you need any support with attendance or punctuality, please do not hesitate to contact:-

Miss Boyes

Attendance Officer

Tel: 01302 853289

Mrs Lawes

Family Learning Mentor

Tel: 01302 853289



Attendance & Admissions Policies

Please see the statutory information page for the policies or visit the DMBC website:


Meet Sam & Sammie

The Sam and Sammie program is designed to engage children and their families in recognising the benefits of attending school regularly. Sam and Sammie would like all schools to adopt the Sam and Sammie program and see what a fantastic improvement it makes to attendance and punctuality.

Sam & Sammie are not only brother and sister, but they are best friends too. They go to the same school and have the same friends. Would you like to meet Sam, Sammie & friends?

Take a look at Sam and Sammie’s website all about attendance at:-


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