Penygarn Community Primary School

Ysgol Gynradd Gymunedol Penygarn

01495 742090

Penygarn Road, Pontypool. NP4 8JR

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You can find attendance figures for previous weeks in the gallery section of the website, under the heading Attendance News.





As a parent you are legally responsible for making sure that your child attends school. If your child fails to attend school without an acceptable reason you risk getting a Fixed Penalty Notice or being prosecuted.



Torfaen Council’s education service has launched a new campaign to celebrate the varied benefits of going to school every day including a great education, fun activities and spending time with friends.

Torfaen Council will be working with other schools to promote their exciting curricular and extra-curricular activities over the coming months.

The target attendance rate for primary and secondary schools in Torfaen is 95 per cent.

Pupils who take off an average of half a day off a week will have an attendance rate of 90 per cent. Those who take off an average of one day off a week will have an attendance rate of 80 per cent.

Allowing your children to take time off for reasons other than illness could be classed as unauthorised absences and may result in a Fixed Penalty Notice or prosecution.

To report your child as ill, or arrange an authorised absence, contact your child's school as soon as possible.



Please click here to view our Fixed Penalty Notice


Our Attendance Policy can be accessed here


Traffic Light Attendance Scheme – Improving Attendance Pathways


All Wales Attendance Framework




Having difficulties getting your child to school?

If you are having difficulty in getting your child to school or think there may be a reason why your child does not want to go to school, you should speak to your child's class teacher, or our Attendance Officer for help and support. There is also advice and support available from the school’s Education Welfare Officer.