Attendance at Danegrove


Attendance at school is crucial to a child’s academic performance. At Danegrove attendance has improved over the last 3 years.


Attendance for the last academic year 2018-19  (3 terms) was 96.4%. Our target for this year is also 96%.


  • Each week we award an Attendance Trophy for the class with the best attendance

  • We award certificates to individuals each term for 100% attendance

  • At the end of each full term we award certificates -


Bronze 96-97.9%

Silver 98-99.9%

Gold – 100%


Children should arrive in school between 8.45 and 8.55 am on Windsor Drive and 9.10am on Ridgeway Avenue.  If they are late they should sign in the Late File kept in the Office area. Children arriving after the close of registration (after 9.15 am) without prior notification, will be recorded as an unauthorised absence.


Children who are persistently late will be referred to the Education Welfare Team.


The best way to avoid such action being taken is to get the children to school on time. Starting good habits from an early age is essential. If your child learns the importance of coming to school every day and being on time, then these good habits are likely to continue throughout their education and working life.


    If your child is not in school, then they cannot learn.


                          If they miss school, they miss out. 


Please help us to continue getting children here on time and  prepared for the school day.


Give your child a head start by ensuring that they are in School every day and arrive on time.


The chart below shows how we judge attendance


Excellent                               100%

Very Good                              97%

Good                                       96%

Satisfactory                          95%

Unsatisfactory                      90%

Cause for Concern                Less than 90%


Parents should be aware now that unauthorised lateness can lead to a fixed penalty notice from Barnet. Six unauthorised lates in a four week period can trigger the issue of a fixed penalty notice.


Here is the form that you must fill in to Request leave of absence.


Please see here for the link to our Attendance policy