It is our aim at St Ambrose that all children will have an attendance of 98% and above. It is a parents legal responsibility to ensure that their child is in school on time everyday.

If your child's attendance slips to 95% or below then you will begin to receive communication from Mrs Ruth Vayro and Mrs Maggie Pritchard.

You will need a medical card stamped by your GP if your child is off school for 3 days or more. If you cannot provide a St Ambrose stamped medical card or medical note from your GP then your child's absence will be marked as unauthorised and we, as a school, will contact the local authority to begin legal proceedings.

If your child's attendance slips below 90%, without medical evidence, then we will unfortunately have to contact the local authority to begin legal proceedings. 10% of missed schooling is 19 days in one school year.


If there are reasons for your child's absence that you need help with, then please do contact Mrs Vayro at the school. We are here to help to ensure your child gets their educational entitlement. This support could be around a Parents or Carers own medical needs or that of a close family member, or issues around housing etc. The link below to Manchester's Early Help team could provide some valuable advice and support.

Manchester Early Help


To view what the law says on pupil attendance in school please click the link below.

What the law says


 If your child does have a medical concern then the Manchester minor ailments website may provide you with some advice, please click the link below.

Manchester minor ailments website



St Ambrose documents

Please click on the links below for information on attendance for Parents and Carers at St Ambrose

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