At Riverside Primary we believe that attendance and punctuality are key in ensuring children make rapid and sustained progress.

Our attendance and punctuality targets are deliberately set to be aspirational and challenging because we want to promote excellent attendance and punctuality habits for all pupils.

We work with families to aim for all pupils to have attendance above 97%.

The Barking and Dagenham Attendance Team works with our Attendance Officer Sara Pearson to advise on attendance management issues and to take referrals on pupils who attend irregularly.

Attendance Officers visit parents and pupils in their homes and undertake assessments of the causes of poor school attendance and then identify strategies and action plans to resolve difficulties and improve school attendance.

Please call the school on 0203 946 5888 before 8:30am.

When reporting a child’s absence via phone call please include: –

Child’s name
Reason for absence

If you wish to speak to someone call between the hours of  7.30am – 4.00pm