Attendance

School education lays the vital foundations of a child’s life. Research clearly demonstrates the link between regular attendance and educational progress and attainment. As a school, we will encourage parents and carers to ensure that their child achieves maximum possible attendance and that any problems that prevent this are identified and acted upon promptly.

Wheatfields Primary School promotes and celebrates school attendance and expects all students to strive for 100% attendance.

If your child is absent from school, parent/carers must contact school on the first and every subsequent day of absence by 8:45am on the absence line 01480 466919 to ensure the register is marked correctly.

Attendance registration marks are recorded at 8:45 and 13:00 in the school day.

Term time Request and Authorised Exceptional Absence from School

Parents do not have the right or entitlement to take their child out of school for a term time holiday. Recent government guidelines have removed the discretion on head teachers agreeing to term time leave. Any requests for leave of absence need to be submitted before the leave is taken. Parents must complete an Absence Request form which is found below (Attendance parent letter) and provide any supporting evidence, if applicable, with the request.

Further details about government policy and advice on this matter is in the document below named: Penalty Notice Code of Conduct

Please take note the school holiday dates and end of Key Stage Assessment dates are published a year in advance on Wheatfields Primary School website. INSET days are published as soon as the school have agreed these, but may be subject to change.

Lateness

Children who are persistently late to school will miss a significant amount of their education. Where pupils show a persistent pattern of lateness, Parent/Carers will initially receive a letter informing them of the school’s concerns.