Kingsgate Primary School

Attendance and punctuality

Did you know?
  • If your child misses 1 day of school every week, by the time they reach Year 6, they would already have missed 1 full year of school.

  • Of those pupils that miss more than 50 % of school, only 3% of them achieve 5 or more GCSEs at grades A* to C, including Maths and English.

  • Of all children who miss between 10% and 20% of school, only 35% achieve 5 A* to C GCSEs, including Maths and English.

You are legally responsible for ensuring that your child attends school every day and on time.
We expect children to attend school every day unless they are sick. If your child is going to be absent from school, you must tell the school immediately.
If your child is ill, you should keep them out of school for the shortest possible time.

We expect you to make every effort to arrange medical appointments outside school hours.
Make sure your child returns to school before or after any medical appointments.
If you cannot avoid making an appointment during school time, please let the school know in advance.

It is very rare for the school to give permission for children to be out of school during term time.
We do not give permission for holidays or visits abroad during term time.
We report unauthorised absences to Camden Educational Welfare Service which can fine parents or take legal action.
If you take your child out of school during term time without written permission from the Headteacher, the school will refer you to Camden Educational Welfare service for a Penalty Notice.
Penalty Notices are issued at a cost of £60.00 per parent, per child. If unpaid after 21 days, this increases to £120.00 for a further 7 days. If unpaid after that time, you may be taken to court.

Penalty notices
Camden penalty notices


Kingsgate Primary School KS2     Kingsgate Road     London     NW6 4LB
Kingsgate Primary School EYFS & KS1     No 1 Liddell Place     London     NW6 2DJ
Tel 020 76245379     admin@kingsgate-pri.camden.sch.uk