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At Pike Fold we celebrate all areas of achievement including attendance.

The National expectation is 96%

Every week we have an assembly to celebrate class attendance for the previous week. The top 3 classes will be put on the school website.

For each class weekly attendance above 93% the class win 'steps' along the race track and at the end of each half term, the class closest to the finish line will win a special class prize, as well as trophies given to winning classes which will be proudly displayed in their classroom for the whole year. 

Smaller class rewards are earned each week for the best class attendance. 

Each child that achieves 100% attendance for a whole week (with NO late marks) will be entered into a prize draw to win a super prize, along with a certificate of achievement. 

Perfection 100% 

Outstanding 97%-99.9% 

Good 94%-96.9% 

Inadequate ≤93.9% 

At the end of each term we celebrate with all the children who achieved the school target of 97% or above. If your child attends 97% or more for the term they receive a medal and if they attend for 97% or more of the time for the WHOLE year they not only receive a medal but go on an attendance trip too!

One of the most important things you can do for your child's future is to make sure they are in school on time, every day!


It is the parent’s responsibility to telephone the school to provide reasons for every day that a child is absent. An email to or via the School Spider App & Studybugs is also acceptable.

The school telephones home on the first day of absence for any unknown or unexplained absences.

We need to see a doctor’s note if your child is absent for more than three days due to illness.  For hospital and GP appointments evidence needs to be seen by the office & emailed to for the absence to be authorised (either a letter from the hospital or the appointment card).  For all non-urgent dental and GP appointments, parents are asked to make these after school or during the holidays.

If your child has regular absences or has under 90% attendance, the school may require acceptable evidence for each absence, even if only one day is taken.

Please note that absence will also not be authorised for:

  • Birthdays
  • Visiting relatives/airport
  • Day trip (not organised by school)
  • Holidays
  • Parent’s/sibling’s illness or medical appointment
  • Illness before/after a half term holiday

If your child is absent before /after a holiday period, and illness is the reason provided, you will be asked to provide evidence of that illness when your child returns to school. The school has been advised to challenge ALL parents on these absences to minimise extended holidays in term time. Failure to provide acceptable evidence may result in you receiving a Penalty Charge.

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Pike Fold Primary School

Old Market Street, Blackley, M9 8QP

0161 702 3669

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