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Absence and Lateness

We are proud of our good attendance rates and these are reported weekly in our school newsletter.

Good attendance and punctuality are vital.  Please notify the school in writing or by telephone if your child is going to be absent or late.  There is an answer machine in the school office so a message can be left at any time.  A verbal message from a child is not acceptable.

We will follow up any unexplained absence or lateness with a phone call home.  School attendance is a legal requirement which is enforced by Warrington Borough Council – further details can be found on their website.

When a child is obviously unwell, the best place to be is at home with an adult. A sick child will be very unhappy at school and unable to cope with schoolwork.  If the illness is infectious, other children and teachers may also become ill, so the child must be kept at home.

Should your child have an infectious illness, tell us as soon as the doctor has confirmed this.

If your child needs to leave school during the day, please let us know in writing or by telephoning the school office. 

Remember to be punctual!

  • Children need to be in school by 8.40am ready for a 8.50am start.
  • Children arriving after 8.55am must report to the school office and will receive a late mark.
  • If your child is regularly late, even by three minutes every day, this can add up to over seven and a half hours of lost learning time in one month, 15 minutes late each day is the same as missing two weeks of school.
     
  • At the end of the school day, children must be collected on time at 3.00pm
  • Children must also be collected promptly when after-school clubs finish.

Please note

  • The local authority are monitoring unauthorised absence.
  • Holidays must not be taken during school term time.
  • The headteacher can only authorise certain absences in cases of absolute emergency.

For more information please see our attendance policy.

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