Whaplode Church of England Primary School - Inspire, Believe, Achieve

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Attendance

Missing School = Missing Out. Make sure your child is in school every dayRegular, 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.

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.