Carr Junior School


A Welcome from our Headteacher - Mrs Kerr Welcome to Carr Junior School: a wonderful, vibrant school in the West of York. There are many special things about our school; however, without a doubt, the people are the stars of our school.

South Bank Multi Academy Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 10067116 whose registered office is at Woodthorpe Primary School, Summerfield Rd, York YO24 2RU

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Children should be in school, on time, every day unless they are unwell and unable to attend. The better a child’s attendance the higher they achieve and research shows that attendance levels at primary school have an impact on GCSE results at the end of secondary school.


We aim for children to have 100% attendance at school. However, we also understand that there are times when a child will be ill and may be absent, so our target is 97%. The national average for attendance is 96%, the equivalent of missing around 8 days over a year, and all children should aim to have this as a minimum for attendance. Any child whose absence falls below 90% or around 19 days off over the year is classified by the Government as a Persistent Absentee. If your child’s attendance approaches this figure we will contact you to discuss how we will work together to improve it.


Good attendance is acknowledged and celebrated in a number of different ways throughout the week and over the year. 


School Attendance


Historical Attendance





Attendance Target

97% 97% 97% 96%


96.33% 95.56% 96.24% 97.01%

Fixed-Term Exclusions





Permanent Exclusions







If your child is ill please let us know as early as possible by calling school on 798996 or sending us an email. If we do not hear from you we will contact you once school has started.



Where possible, medical appointments should be made outside of school time or if it is in school time children should attend the school before and/or after their appointment.



Schools are unable to authorise absence for holidays or other requests for time off school, unless there are exceptional circumstances. Family holidays should be booked during the 13 weeks of school holidays. If you do need to request time off school for your child, please complete and return the form below as far in advance as possible.





Absence Request Form (for Holidays), for anything else please send Letter to Head