Glemsford Road, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 2PN

01449 613112

Combs Ford Primary School

Welcome to Combs Ford Primary School


If your child is unwell and you are unsure whether they should come to school or not, please use this flowchart as a guide:

Having good attendance is vital if your child is going to do well at school - it really is that simple!!

Whilst we would like to see every child have an attendance of 100%, we recognise that this is not always possible, due to illness. However, we do expect children to have an attendance of at least 96% unless there are very good reasons.

We have a policy for attendance which is shared with all the Stowmarket schools - please visit our policy page to find, read and download if you wish, our policy document.

As a way of explaining the huge impact that poor attendance can have on a child's future, please see the table below, based upon genuine fact:

 A Child's Attendance at School

The Likelihood of them getting 5A* to C grades at GCSE

(The chance of them doing well at High School)

 94% or above  Very Good
 93%  Good
 92% Fair 
 90%  <50% chance
 88%  <35% chance
 <88% <30% chance