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At Normanton Junior Academy we place great value on excellent attendance. Excellent attendance at school is important to allow a child or young person to fulfill their potential. To recognise this, we have a number of individual and class incentives to ensure attendance is as high as possible, hopefully exceeding our target of 96%.


Class Incentives

  • The class which receives the highest attendance for any particular week will enjoy an extra playtime the following week.
  • Classes reaching their target every week over a half-term will choose a class reward.


*NEW * Individual Incentives

In addition to the incentives listed above, there is now a prize of £100 to spend at Xscape, Castleford to be won! Every time a pupil achieves 100% attendance for a week, their name will be entered into the prize draw. At the end of the half-term, our EWO, Jane Richardson will draw the name of 1 lucky pupil whose family will receive the £100 voucher. Remember, each week is another chance to enter the draw!


Current attendance figures

Attendance this year is currently higher than last year at 95.6% against 95.2% last year. We are just below our target at present but with your support we can improve this and hit the target, with the hope of going even further!


Expected Periods Off School For Sickness

Below is a table of some of the most common illnesses which can occur in schools and the expected periods which your child should remain absent from school if they contract them (source: DfE Infection Control in Schools).  



Recommended Period To Be Kept Away

From School/Nursery/Childminders

Tonsillitis  None Many causes, most cases due to virus and do not need antibiotics.
Conjunctivitis None If an outbreak occurs, the school need to refer to their local PHE (Public Health England) Centre. 
Scabies Child can return to school after first treatment. Household and close contacts require treatment. 
Head Lice None Treatment is recommended in cases only where live lice have been seen. 
Hand, Foot and Mouth None Exclusion only considered if a large number of pupils contract. 
Sickness and Diarrhea 48 hours after last period of vomiting.
Measles 4 days from the outset of rash.  Preventable by vaccination (MMR x 2)
Chicken Pox Until all vesicles have crusted over. 
Period Pains None Best kept mobile with gentle exercise, pain killers and heat pads. 
Scarlet Fever Child can return after antibiotic treatment starts. Antibiotic treatment is recommended for the infected child. 
Impetigo  Until lesions are crusted/healed or 48 hours after antibiotic treatment. Antibiotic treatment speeds healing and reduces the infectious period. 

Slapped Cheeck/Fifth Disease/

Parvovirus B19

None (once rash has developed)
Warts & Verrucae None Verrucae should be covered in swimming pools, gymnasiums and changing rooms.