If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below.
Essex Statutory Admissions Policy:
Address: School Road, Monkwick, Colchester CO2 8NN
Telephone: (01206) 575399
Application Website: essex.gov.uk/admissions
Headteacher: Miss R McCutcheon
Community: (Co-educational) 7–11
School Number: 881-2165
Published admission number 2020/2021: 60
Number on roll: 232
There is no guarantee of a place for children living in the priority admission area.
In the event of oversubscription places will be allocated using the following criteria in the order given:
- Looked After Children and previously looked after children (as defined in the Primary Education in Essex 2019/2020 booklet);
- children with a sibling attending the school or Children with a sibling attending the Infant School;
- children living in priority admission area;
- proximity of the child’s home to Monkwick Junior School, measured in a straight line (Straight line distances are calculated by the LA as described in the Primary Education in Essex 2019/2020 booklet.)
Working Together To Raise Attendance
As we all know there is a direct link between a child’s attendance and their progress and achievement. The majority of our pupils have high levels of attendance and many have a 100% record.
However, it is important to recognise that even with an attendance level of 95%, at the end of an academic year a pupil has missed 10 days of school. That equals 50 hours of education which can never be repeated. As the attendance decreases, the number of days missed increases and this has a negative impact on progress and achievement.
What is the school doing to encourage good attendance?
Each week all the children with 100% attendance (no late marks) are entered into a prize draw. If their name is drawn they can choose a prize from the cabinet of wonder!
The class with the highest attendance each week is presented with a certificate in assembly and each member of the class receives free tuck on Wednesday.
At the end of the academic year every child with attendance of 97% and above will be entered into a prize draw to win a hamper of exciting prizes!
Each class has an attendance board and pupils are made aware of their class position in the attendance league table each week.
We will make every effort to support pupils to achieve high attendance. If there are any issues which are preventing you from getting your child into school, please let us know.
If your child has been unwell and needs medication, we will administer any prescribed medication.
What can parent/carers do?
Make sure your child gets a good start each day by ensuring they arrive by 8:40. Why not join breakfast club which starts at 8am every day or multi sports Tuesday to Friday?
Try to book appointments outside of school times. If this cannot be arranged, make sure your child attends school before and after the appointment. Medical marks count as an absence.
Don’t keep your child off with minor ailments. As you know we all feel worse first thing in the morning and children often perk up when they are with their friends. We will phone you, if we feel your child is too unwell to remain in school. If you have kept your child off and they perk up, please bring them into school. It is better to attend part of the day than not at all.
Do not book a holiday during term time. The school will not authorise any holidays during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. Holidays which are taken without authorisation will be referred to the local authority and may incur a penalty notice.