Riverside Academy Primary School



Good attendance is vital to ensure that children are in school and ready to learn. We value the support of parents in making sure that children are in school, and arrive and leave on time.

The Head Teacher of a school is no longer allowed to authorise absences of any kind except in absolutely exceptional circumstances.

We work with the other schools in Birstall and across the Oadby Learning Partnership, to support families in securing good attendance rates for their children. Where a child has been absent for a significant time, either through lots of occasional days or one long absence, we shall contact parents to see what can be put in place to prevent further absences / late marks.


Parents, carers and families are welcome to request any information about our school as a paper copy. Please contact us and we will be happy to help you.

Riverside Community Primary School
Wanlip Lane

Executive Headteacher: Chelsea Norman
Chair of Governors: Chris Swan