Laurel Fields, Potters Bar, Herts EN6 2BA

01707 652714

School finishes for the Summer break at 1:15pm on Friday 21st July - Have a wonderful Summer everyone!

Behaviour and Attendance

We have very high expectations of behaviour and attendance at Cranborne. We recognise that children will have short periods of illness and so expect children to have attendance figures of 97% or above. Last year our attendance figure was 96.2% across the school. Many classes achieved 97% or better. We also had 21 children who achieved 100% attendance for the whole year.  

It is really important that children are in school and that they are punctual. Learning is build upon a sequence of experiences and by being at school on time you are ensuring your child has a better chance of continuing the learning journey. Missed sessions do affect children especially with their confidence and willingness to take risks in their learning. We monitoring attendance closely and liaise with our Attendance Improvement Officer regularly. If you have experiencing any problems with attendance please come and talk to us so we can help. We do not authorise leave for holidays and will take action if parents are not following our attendance policy. The DFE have some useful information at the following link.

School attendance and absence

If your child is absent we will send you a text to notify you. Please respond with a reason so we know your child is safe. When your child returns to school can you please provide a letter explaining the absence. The following link is a useful guide regarding to help you determine if your child should attend school.

Is my child too ill to attend school?

 At Cranborne, we expect all members of the community to treat each other with mutual respect and take responsibility for our own actions. We expect our children to be kind and considerate to one another and to learn from our mistakes. We work in partnership with you to ensure your child is safe and ready to learn. We are currently developing our approach to the 'Growth Mindset' and have launched our Super Learners to help children identify the key behaviours of successful learning including, resilience, collaboration, making connections, creativity and curiosity and independence. Keep an eye our for updates regarding this. The governing body take behaviour seriously and recognise that we must promote behaviours which enable our children to succeed in their future lives. They have produced a behaviour statement that supports the development of our behaviour policy.

An easy to understand booklet on childhood illnesses is attached below.

Childhood Illnesses