We routinely send out Pupil Postcards to celebrate when its going well and we reward the class each week with the highest attendance. They can vote for a celebration of their choice including a pajama day!

Taking Holidays During School Time

Your child has a right to a full education at Gulval School and research strongly indicates that absence from school has a detrimental effect on a pupil’s academic attainment.

  • There are 175 days (weekends and school holidays) available to use for appointments and holidays
  • There are 190 statutory school days in one year which your child needs to attend
  • The school will not authorise any holidays during term time

To make satisfactory progress and establish good relationships with others, children must attend school regularly.

If a pupil does not arrive at school and we have not been informed as to why, we will contact parents that same day. Pupils achieving 100% attendance each term will receive a certificate.

For more information on absence, click here to view our attendance leaflet >