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. In order to do this we need to work together to make sure children attend our school daily and on time.


This year the school target is 97% attendance!


Term 4 (2016) Attendance: 95.55% - Better than last term but let's see if we can get to 97% again like in Term 1!

What a fantastic start to the term, attendance for the whole school is 98.18% for the first week!

Wow, lets keep this up as we have currently beaten our school target of 97%!


Late arrivals: I am so pleased with everyone as more and more of you are now coming in on time. Super!


Term 3 (2016) Attendance: 94.47%- Oh dear, not as good this term. There have been a lot of bugs going round though. Let's all rest over the week off! 


Term 2 (2016) Attendance: 95.16% - We have dropped a little, come on everyone it is not the Christmas holidays yet!


Term 1 (2015) Attendance: 97.3% - Well done everyone and a special well done to the children who managed to achieve 100% attendance this term and received their 100% Attendance certificates!


Attendance Information 


 What the Government say:

Children must get an education between the school term after their 5th birthday and the last Friday in June in the school year they turn 16.

When your child can miss school:

You can only allow your child to miss school if either:

  • they’re too ill to go in
  • you’ve got advance permission from the school


Holidays in term time:

You have to get permission from the headteacher if you want to take your child out of school during term time.

You can only do this if:

  • you make an application to the head teacher in advance (as a parent the child normally lives with)
  • there are exceptional circumstances

It’s up to the head teacher how many days your child can be away from school if leave is granted. If you do not get permission from the school it will be unauthorised and you may get fined!


When your child is late:

When your child is late into school we ask that you sign your child in the late book and explain why you were late. We understand that sometimes this can't be helped with traffic or car trouble. We do however, expect your child to be in on time. The late book is then monitored and any child with 3 or more late marks in a week will receive a letter home about their attendance. If this is then continues we will ask you to come in for a meeting with us to discuss a way we can support you with getting to school on time.


Please click here for our Attendance leaflet.