We expect all children on roll at St Meriadoc Infant CofE Academy of The Rainbow Multi Academy Trust to attend school every day, when the school is in session, as long as they are fit and healthy enough to do so.  

We expect our children’s’ attendance to be at least 96%.

We do all we can to encourage the children to attend, and to put in place appropriate procedures.  We believe that the most important factor in promoting good attendance is the development of positive attitudes towards school.  To this end, we strive to make our school a happy and rewarding experience for all children.  We will also make the best provision we can for those children who, due to ill health, are prevented from coming to school. 

Arrival and Registration

Children are expected to arrive for registration at the following times for their year group. 

Arrival in the morning for all year groups is at 8.40am - 9am. The register is taken twice a day, on arrival and after lunch. A day counts as 2 sessions of attendance.  

Illness and Medical Appointments

Every effort should be made to arrange medical appointments outside school hours.  If it is necessary for a child to be out of school for this reason, the child should be returned to school directly after the appointment.  St Meriadoc Infant CofE Academy ask parents to inform the office the day before this appointment and provide evidence of medical appointments such as medical card, hospital letters.  

The office should be informed by 8.00am.

For further guidance - please see our attendance policy at the bottom of this page. 

Below are some statistics on how attendance and lateness can effect a child's learning and progress over the course of their educational journey.