Regular and punctual attendance at school is both a legal requirement and
essential for pupils in order to maximise their educational opportunities.
Attending school ‘regularly’ means that children must attend school on every day that they are required to do so.
Your child should come to school every day unless there are exceptional reasons.
Your child will benefit from 100% attendance to maximise their learning.
Please ensure children join us on time and are ready for learning.
Any pupil arriving after their start time (usually 8.50am) needs to enter school via the front door, so they can be marked in the register as 'late', reasons recorded and lunch choices confirmed.
Please notify us promptly on the first day of a pupil absence, stating the reason why on 01788 811549 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Unexplained absence or lateness may be recorded as unauthorised. In some circumstances, may result in a fine. Please share with us any on-going issues which may affect your child's attendance and punctuality so we can work together to address this.
We will contact you about any concerning patterns or lateness or absences to ensure your child is safe and receiving the best education they can.
Thank you for your commitment and co-operation with these matters.
Leave of absence
Anyone seeking Leave of Absence for their child during term time are required to request a Leave of Absence application form from the office (or below) Once completed is should be submitted for the attention of the Headteacher.
Headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances relating to the application. It is for the Head Teacher to decide what is ‘exceptional’ and it is at their discretion if the circumstances warrant the leave to be granted.
In keeping with our school value of HONESTY, please be honest about your reasons for requesting a leave of absence. Honesty is the best policy.
Please note, penalty notices can be issued by WCC in instances where a child takes an unauthorised leave of absence.
Payment of a penalty notice is £120 within 28 days with a reduction to £60 if paid within 21 days.
All holidays should be taken whilst the school is closed. Holidays in term time will not be considered as 'exceptional' and will NOT be authorised.
Please refer to our Attendance policy for more information under ' key information' - ' policies'.
Your child's attendance is our shared priority.