Attendance & Admissions

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]


Admissions Policies

Please click here for our Admissions Policy 2023/2024

Please click here for our Admissions Policy 2024/2025

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.