Attendance & Admissions


REAch2 Academy Trust (the Trust), as the admission authority for all of its academies as per the admissions code 2021, is consulting on the admission arrangements for all of its schools. It is the responsibility of the Trust to determine the arrangements for all of its schools, ensuring that they are fully compliant with the admissions code 2021 and other statutory legislation, such as the Equalities Act 2010.

On 4 October 2023, the Trust Board approved several variations to the current arrangements, which seek to add clarity to a number of key definitions within the policy. The new policy also includes more information on how parents can access other admissions related information, including in-year admissions, appeals processes, and Fair Access Protocol’s.

The new policies do not propose any change to the school’s existing over-subscription criteria. The new policy seeks to make clear that children within the final category of the over-subscription criteria are ranked by the distance they live from the school. The Trust has therefore re-named this criterion from ‘other children’ to ‘distance’. Children within that criterion will still be ranked in the same way.

You can find the proposed school policy for 2025/2026 by visiting  Academy Directory – REAch2 Academy Trust


Beccles Primary Academy is a non-selective school which is open to any child. Please contact the school office directly to enquire about making an application for a place at our school.  Please click here for application forms and relevant guidance.  Completed applications forms can either be returned directly to the school or emailed to [email protected]


Time Away From Learning

We will only authorise absence in exceptional circumstances and this is at the discretion of the Headteacher. Holidays will not be authorised.

Please see our Policies page to view our Attendance Policy.

At Beccles Primary, if a child has 6 or more sessions (half-days) of unauthorised absence, a fixed penalty notice will be issued.

For more information about this please click here

Attendance Monitoring

Every week we monitor the absence and lateness within our school and we will send letters to the families of all children which fall into the following categories:

Less than 80% attendance = deemed as being a persistent absentee

Less than 85% attendance = deemed as being at risk of becoming a persistent absentee

Less than 90% attendance = noted that we are monitoring your child’s attendance closely

Although we understand that some of the absence may be due to illness or unavoidable time away we will still send the letter in order to support children with poor attendance, irrespective of the reasons.

Reporting Absence

It is important that if your child is absent that you inform the school office by 9.00am. Please ring 01502 713281 and leave a message, stating your child’s name, class and reason for absence.