Sutton Valence Primary School,
North St, Maidstone, Kent ME17 3HT

01622 842188

Sutton Valence Primary School


Our mission is to ensure we all participate in the constant quest of knowledge, learning and adventure so that each individual can build upon their core strengths to aspire to make a real difference.

Attendance -


At Sutton Valence we want children to want to come to our school and enjoy learning about the world in which they live. By law, all children of compulsory school age ( five to 16 ) must receive a suitable full-time education.

Once your child is registered at school, you are legally responsible for making sure that they attend regularly.  If your child fails to do so, you risk getting a penalty notice or being prosecuted.  You should also consider the impact of missing school on a child's:

  • friendships
  • learning
  • self-esteem and confidence.

Sutton Valence Primary School monitors the attendance of every child in the school in partnership with Kent County Council's School Liaison Officer, we will work with and support those children and their families who are not attending school regularly without sufficient reason. 


This year the school target is 97% attendance!


Whilst 90% attendance may sound OK, it means that a child misses:

  • nearly four weeks of learning every school year
  • one half day each week
  • in total, all the absences would add up to over one school year missed in their school career.

To visit Kent County Council's website for further information regarding school attendance, follow this link .

To read our Attendance Policy follow this link.

Please click here for our Attendance leaflet.


Attendance data from the year 2017 to 2018




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7 10 24 34 16 23 114


Whole school attendance %

96.19% 95.71% 95.3% 95.33% 95.51% 95.48% 95.48%




Attendance data for this academic year.



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