Whaplode
Church of England
Primary School

Attendance

Regular, punctual attendance is important if children are to achieve to the best of their ability.  All absences must be reported to the school by letter or telephone so that registers can be marked accordingly. 

It is essential that your child arrives at school on time.  This develops good habits and, if your child is late, valuable learning time is lost and a poor start made to the day.

Lateness is noted in the attendance register.  Regular late attendance can seriously affect a child's education and create bad habits.  If persistent lateness or attendance is not resolved through school, the Education Welfare Officer will become involved.

The importance of attendance is high profile in our school through displays in school, attendance awards for the class with the best attendance and termly 100% attendance certificates. A prize is awarded annually to the class with the best attendance.

  • The school's attendance for the school year 2015-2016 was 96.35%.
  • The school's attendance for the school year 2014-2015 was 96.14%
  • The attendance data for the school year 2013-2014 was 96.03%
  • Attendance data for the school year 2012-2013 was 94.1%.

Authorised absence includes; illness, sickness or medical appointments or a religious observance. Holiday during term time is not allowed and all requests for 'leave of absence' for any reason must be done through the School Office. If you need to take your child out of school for an appointment, please inform your child's class teacher or contact the School Office. Absence must, by law, be recorded and reported to parents/carers as part of each child's annual school report.