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St. Mary's P.S. Greenlough, Clady, Portglenone


Attendance is crucial to your child’s development and school must be notified of any absences. If your child’s attendance drops to 90% and no explanation is given, a letter will be sent from school. 



Dear Parent / Guardian

This is a letter informing you of your child’s attendance. To date ________ has an attendance of less than 90%. The government has set targets for primary school attendance at 95% and your child falls well below that target. If your child’s attendance is 85% or less a referral must be made to the Education Welfare Officer.

I cannot stress enough how important regular attendance is to the social and academic well-being of each and every one of our pupils. I hope that through our combined efforts we can improve your child’s attendance and effectively nurture your child’s development.

In addition, it is very important that you inform the school if your child is off due to illness so that we can record him/her as ill. Otherwise it may be recorded as “No reason” provided for absence.

Over the next number of weeks, I will be monitoring your child’s attendance and hope to see an improvement.

If you feel that you wish to discuss the situation, please contact the school office to make an appointment.


If the figure drops below 85% a referral will be made to Educational Welfare.


Please note:

100% Attendance  0 Days Missed

95% Attendance  9 Days Missed (1 week & 4 days)

90% Attendance  19 Days Missed (3 weeks & 4 days)

85% Attendance  28 Days Missed (5 weeks & 3 days)



EWS Referral Process