St Francis Xavier

Catholic Primary School

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Attendance at St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School


At St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School we know the impact regular attendance has on your child’s learning and well-being; and that having good attendance is directly linked to raising achievement and develops skills for life and work. We have many initiatives to celebrate and support attendance in school and ask that parents/carers support the school in this by ensuring that your child attends school every day and arrives ready to learn and on time at 8.45am.

Staff are there to support all children, and their families, in coming to school regularly, safely and on time. Parents are expected to inform school if their children are not able to get to school. We appreciate this is not always easily done so office staff will ring parents to ensure they know their child is not at school and to find out why not.  


Attendance Matters


Primary national pupil attendance is around 96%. This means that a child needs to attend school for at least 182 out of 190 days to meet national expectations.

Meet our Attendance Team


Mr Hoyes Head of School


Miss Hodby- Inclusion Manager and Attendance Officer




If you feel that you need any additional help or support, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our Attendance Team and we will offer all available support.




Whole School Attendance 

                                                Whole School Attendance in 2022 - 2023 was 95.80%

Whole School Attendance in 2021 - 2022 was 95.02%

Whole School Attendance in 2020 - 2021 was 96.03%

Whole School Attendance in 2019 - 2020 was 95.9%

Whole School Attendance in 2018 - 2019 was 95.5%

Whole School Attendance in 2017 - 2018 was 95.4%


Please click on the link below to view our School policies

Please click on the link below for an application for leave of absence. Please fill in and return to the parents reception at school.