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Phoenix Integrated Primary & Nursery School, Cookstown

Attendance Matters


Absence and The Law

Attending school regularly and getting there on time is important for your child's future. It is your responsibility as parents to encourage regular attendance. Not only does it help your child on their learning journey, it sets a great routine for the future. If you find that your child is reluctant to go to school please talk to us. We are here to help.  

All schools have legal obligations in respect of attendance and we are regularly audited by the Department of Education and Education Welfare Service (EWS) to ensure we are encouraging and supporting regular attendance and punctuality. 

Please see our Attendance Policy below. We also provide absence notes and appointment forms under "forms" section to help you. 

NI Direct - Government website - Attendance