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Curwen Primary School



Good attendance and punctuality are essential to our pupils’ success at school. Your child should attend school each day unless he/she is absent through illness. All absence must be explained by the parent/guardian by phoning the school on the first day of absence. When your child returns to school, medical evidence must be provided to authorise these absences. Please note that hand written letters will not authorise absence. Please note that holidays during term time will not be authorised.

The expected level of attendance for Newham school children is at least 95%.Our target for attendance 2019-2020 is 96.3%.
Pupils need to be collected promptly from their class at 3.30 p.m. Years 5 and 6 may make their own way home with parental consent and agreement from the class teacher. Nursery up to Year 3 must be collected by someone aged 16 or over. 

We believe attendance is very important each week.  Each week the class with the best attendance receives a school cup.  There is also a separate award for the class with the least number of lateness.

We’re pleased to announce that North Beckton has introduced a new, more efficient and secure system for reporting your child’s absence due to illness, called Studybugs.

If you haven’t already, please get the free Studybugs app, or register on the Studybugs website, and use it to tell us whenever your child’s ill and unable to attend school.