UPDATED LETTER TO OUR PARENTS 21.05.20: Read our latest letter on 'REOPENING THE SCHOOL IN JUNE' and 'FREE SCHOOL MEALS VOUCHERS over half term'. Crosshill School is now CLOSED until further notice. We are continuing to support key workers and our most vulnerable pupils.If you need to contact us please email info@crosshill.blackburn.sch.uk or alternatively leave a message on 07776662173 and someone will get back to you. Thank you.

Attendance

Regular school attendance is crucial to a student’s success in school, so we do all we can to maximise their attendance.

We provide yearly targets for each student, based on their previous year's attendance, and the Government expectation. Our Pastoral Manager tracks attendance, and informs students and their parents of their current attendance every term.

If a student's attendance falls below 93% they will be closely monitored for the following term, and offered support to help improve their attendance. As a special school we are aware that some of our learners will have lower attendance due to medical needs or ill health, so the type of support offered varies based on the individual student's needs.

We praise students whose attendance is consistently good or excellent during assemblies.

Attendance Tracker

Percentage 

Level 

Colour 

Advice 

98% and above

Excellent 

Green

Keep up the great work.

95 to 97.9%

Good

Yellow

Doing well, but ensure you consider absences carefully.

93 to 95.9%

Satisfactory

Amber

Slightly lower than we would like, please avoid unnecessary absences.

90 to 92%

Weak

Pink

We are worried about your child's attendance, please ensure your child attends every day.

89.9% and below

Poor

Red

We are very concerned about your child's attendance and may get external support from the council or social services, or decide to issue a penalty notice.


Parent Quotes:

"My child has much more confidence since attending Crosshill. He is a happier boy. He has real friends now. Parents are really included."
"My child has settled very quickly into Crosshill. She is always very happy and keen to go to school. Crosshill is extremely welcoming whenever we visit and her teacher keeps me informed of her progress."