Together we build our school, if you are absent there is a brick missing…






We work very hard at Fazakerley Primary School to ensure that all pupils in our care attend school as often as they possibly can. We reward children who have good attendance with SMART stamps, SMART notes and text messages. We also reward our parents/carers too by entering them into a monthly prize draw to win a £50 voucher!

If your son or daughter is absent from school, you must telephone to let us know why. We also text parents and carers when children are not in school to make sure they are safe. This is part of our attendance policy.

When your son or daughter is absent due to illness, even if you have telephoned or replied to one of our texts, you still need to send a note in with them on their first day back. This is part of our attendance policy and shows that our parents/carers understand the importance of their children being in school. If parents/carers do not send a note in then we automatically record the absence as UNAUTHORISED.

A to Z for Good Attendance

Attendance Poster

Fazakerley Primary School works closely with children and parents in connection with attendance so that each child can achieve their full potential. By law, all children of compulsory school age (five to sixteen) 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 also need to think about the negative impact upon the following:

  • their learning
  • their friendships
  • their self-esteem and confidence.

Fazakerley primary school monitors the attendance of every child in the school and works closely with the Local Authority in monitoring our whole school attendance. We will work and support those children and their families who are not attending school without sufficient reason.

It is very important that you contact school to let us know that you child is ill. Our school number is 474-3060. Look at our ‘Parent Attendance Leaflet’ for further guidance on booking appointments during school time etc.

90% attendance sounds good, but means that your child misses:

  • one half day each week
  • nearly four weeks every school year
  • over one school year in a school career

Our school’s target for this school year is 97%

Together we can achieve it.


Timekeeping is also important in the education of your child. If your child is persistently late then they are missing out on important assemblies as well as the start of the lesson.

School doors open at 8.55am and will close at 9am promptly.
Nursery times are – Am – 8.30am start and Pm- 12.30pm start.
If you arrive after this time, please report to the main school office where your child will be given a late mark. Registration will close at 9.30am any child who arrives after this time will be marked as absent.

We work closely with Merseyside Police Truancy Watch, who will visit our school regularly at 9am to monitor our punctuality. They can issue penalty notices for parents who persistently bring their children to school late.

Support and Advice

If you require any support or advice with attendance and punctuality, please contact the main office to arrange an appointment.

DFES School Attendance Information

Department of Education advice of parental responsibility for attendance

Liverpool City Council advice on attendance

Liverpool Council advice of parental responsibility for attendance

Liverpool Truancy Watch

Trauncy watch website