At Kestrel Mead Primary Academy we work hard to ensure all children to reach their full potential. We aim to promote positive attendance and learning habits in order for all children to maximise their achievements both academically and personally.

We know that pupils with good attendance:

  • Achieve better
  • Feel happier
  • Gain confidence
  • Find it easier to make and keep friends

Key Attendance Information

The following documents are designed to help parents understand more about school attendance. Included in the documents below is information about attendance and absence, late marks, illness and term-time holidays. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any more information or have a specific query.

KMPA Attendance Diamond

Kestrel Mead Attendance Leaflet For Parents

Attendance Diamond

We use the attendance diamond (above) to measure the attendance of individual children and their classes.

Attendance Rewards at Kestrel Mead

We reward children in a number of ways. They are detailed in the above attendance leaflet. We regularly celebrate good attendance in a number of ways across the school.

This year we have introduced some really exciting attendance incentives which have rewarded children for excellent and improved attendance. These have included:

Class trips to Twinlakes Adventure Park

£50 family restaurant vouchers

Summer term raffle for local family activities such as bowling, cinema, trampolining, laser quest

Weekly stickers for 100%

Half-termly prize for all pupils with 100% (pencils, wristbands)

Whole term rewards for 100% pupils – pizza party, school disco, inflatables fun afternoon

We want all of our pupils in school, on time, every day for a chance to win a great prize!

Here are our students enjoying their prizes

Improved attendance in 2023-24 

We have had an amazing start to the year with attendance: 

  • Across the board, school level Attendance has run above or broadly in line with National Attendance since the beginning of the term, 
  • Overall Attendance (Years R-6) sits at 96, above the national percentage of 95.3%. 
  • Attendance for each individual year group is above National comparatives 
  • Persistent Absence sits at 11%, compared to a national percentage of 16% 
  • The attendance of pupils identified as FSM is above national 


Support and challenge: 

At Kestrel Mead Primary Academy we strive for all children to achieve their full academic potential and aim for 100% attendance. Our classification of the different attendance bands and support and challenge around these are as follows: