Rooted and Grounded in love for our community, we are committed to promoting good attendance, recognising that this is central to raising children’s attainment.  

Every week at Forest of Galtres, we hold a Good Work assembly where we announce the class or classes whose attendance was the highest that week. The winning class is presented with a trophy and the top three classes are placed on the attendance display on bronze, silver or gold.

We also celebrate individual attendance in our weekly assembly. This is based on attendance for that week, so is achievable for everyone. A child in each class receives an attendance certificate.

At the end of every half term, every child in school who has above 96% attendance receives a postcard from our Principal, Mrs Holmes. This is to congratulate them and celebrate their achievement.

If your child is unable to attend school, please telephone the school office by 8.45am on the first day of absence. If attendance falls below our expected 96%, parents may receive a letter or invited in to discuss attendance with a member of the school’s leadership team so we can work together to make improvements.

Please keep checking our newsletters and our Twitter feed each week to help us celebrate winning individuals and classes.

Attendance Procedures
If your child is absent from school please let us know by 9am at the latest.
School office: 01904 470272
School email:
If you have not informed us, school will phone you after the register at 9.15am.
On the rare occasion that we cannot contact you, we will phone your emergency contacts.
If we are still unable to make contact, members from the leadership team will visit your home.
If no one answers, we will post a letter informing you of our visit.
If we return to school and still do not know the reason for your child’s absence, we will contact external services to support us.