Attendance

The Wilcombe day…

08.45am – 08.50am Registration is open

08.50am – 09.00am Your child will be marked as ‘Late’.

09.00am Onwards your child is marked as ‘Unauthorised Late’. This mark will count towards the absence record, by this time, dinner orders have been completed and you will need to provide a packed lunch for your child.

If your child is unwell or will not be attending School for any reason please contact the school before 9am and leave a message on the absence line answer phone. If we do not hear from you, your child will be marked as ‘Unauthorised Absent’ and this will effect their attendance levels.

We believe that good attendance is the key to good learning outcomes.

We do not authorise term-time holidays unless the circumstances are exceptional. Each case is decided on its own merits, by the Executive Headteacher, without reference to decisions made in relation to other children or families.

As part of our Attendance Policy, we use the flowchart below to identify children whose attendance is a cause for concern or celebration.

In the event that a child’s attendance is a cause for ongoing concern, the letters identified in the flowchart are sent to parents to alert them to the need for an improvement in their child’s attendance.

We also have several ways to celebrate good attendance:

Wilcombe Attendance Policy

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