School Offices: Junior: 0161 740 4696Infants: 0161 205 7131



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Your child’s attendance and punctuality are very important to us. 

Mount Carmel RC Primary School believes that regular school attendance is the key to enabling children to maximise the educational opportunities available to them and become emotionally resilient, confident, and competent adults who are able to realise their full potential and make a positive contribution to their community. 

We monitor attendance on a daily and weekly basis to ensure that all of our children are in school and reaching their targets. We very much want to work together with all of our families to help support children's attendance at school. If you would like to discuss your child's attendance further or if we can help to support you, please call the school office.

The DFE have issued guidance on attendanec. To view the document please follow this link

At Mount Carmel we fully appreciate that there may be occasions when a pupil’s attendance may be affected due to exceptional circumstances. In these cases support and advice will always be available from the school. Unfortunately, despite this support, attendance levels for some pupils continue to fall below the school’s expectations. All pupils’ attendance is closely monitored by the school and only the head teacher has the power to authorise any absence during term time. All requests for leave during term time must be made in writing to the head teacher. Failure to request any leave in term time will result in the absence being recorded unauthorised and may cause the Local Authority to issue Penalty Notices or consideration of other statutory action which may be prosecution.

 From September 1st 2017 any parents/carers of pupils who accrue unauthorised absence are now duly warned that they may receive a penalty notice or be prosecuted in the magistrate’s court. Any such action may include unauthorised absence prior to the date of this letter along with future unauthorised absence.

A penalty notice will be issued to each parent for each child. The penalty notice incurs a fine of £120 to be paid within 28 days, which is reduced to £60 if paid within the first 21 days.

 Failure to pay the penalty notice may result in legal proceedings being taken against you. Other statutory action may also be considered under the Education Act 1996, which may result in you being prosecuted in the Magistrates’ Court. If you are found guilty, you will receive a criminal record and may receive a fine of up to £2,500 and/or three months’ imprisonment.



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Junior Dept: 0161 740 4696

Infant Dept: 0161 205 7131

Junior Building:

Mount Carmel RC Primary,
Wilson Road, Blackley, Manchester M9 8BG

Tel: Cheryl Holland: 0161 740 4696

Infant Building:

Mount Carmel RC Primary,
Hunt Street, Blackley, Manchester M9 8BL

Tel: Cheryl Clancy: 0161 205 7131