Wrockwardine Wood Infant School and Oakengates Nursery Federation

Attendance and Absence

We seek to ensure that all children receive a full-time education, maximising the opportunities for all to realise their true potential. All school staff will work, with children and their families, to support them in meeting their legal duty to ensure that their children achieve maximum possible attendance; and that any problems which may impede full attendance are acted upon quickly. Please click on the link to read our attendance policy in full.

Did you know?

90% Attendance means that a child is missing half a day’s school a week.

95% Attendance means that a child will miss two weeks of school in a year.

The Local Authority deem a child to be a persistent absentee if their attendance falls below 90%.

There are 190 school days in a year leaving 175 in which to take holiday.

Frequently Asked Questions…

Q: My child is unwell, what should I do?

A: Please call the school office no later than 8.45am, 01952 387860, leaving a message stating your child’s name, class and a brief explanation of the nature of the illness. A call is requested for every day of absence unless you have spoken directly with the Attendance Officer.

Q: Why do I need to call every day?

A: We cannot assume that a child is unwell just because they were off school the previous day. If you believe an absence due to illness may be prolonged, please contact us so that we can make arrangements to avoid you calling daily.

Q: I know in advance that my child needs to leave school early for an appointment, what should I do?

A: Send your child to school with a note stating the reason they need to leave school and the time you wish to collect them. The note should be handed in at Reception or to the child’s class teacher. Alternatively you can speak with the class teacher before or after school or the school admin team during the day.

Q: I have just remembered that I need to collect my child during the school day but I have forgotten to send a note what should I do?

A: Please call us, 01952 387860 to inform the admin team.

Q: I wish to take my child out of school for a Family Holiday (or other reason) during term time.

A : Leave of absence will only be granted in exceptional circumstances, and can only be authorised by the Headteacher. Exceptional Circumstances are defined as ‘one-off’ occasions where a request for leave of absence is unavoidable and does not cover annually occurring family holiday. Please complete a Leave of Absence Request Form, available from the School Office and submit no later than four weeks prior to the start of the leave. In order for the Headteacher to reach an informed decision, please include as much detail as possible to explain why exceptional circumstances apply.

CHILDREN WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO LEAVE THE SITE UNLESS WE HAVE WRITTEN CONFIRMATION OF AN APPOINTMENT, OR THE PARENT/CARER HAS SPOKEN TO A MEMBER OF STAFF

Contact school: 01952 387860

Education Welfare Officer Stuart Will 01952 387300

Attendance Officer Denise Garner 01952 387860