Holidays will not be authorised by Wellesbourne Primary and Nursery School, if you do take your child out of school you may receive a penalty notice. Any questions regarding holidays please contact school.

The school has set itself a target of 97% attendance for the academic year 2020 – 2021. Please help us to achieve this target by making sure your child comes to school every day, on time. The School’s Attendance Policy can be found on the School Policies & Documents page, and a summary can be found here. Each week your child’s last attendance is calculated and the class with the highest average receives a certificate. The children look forward to a visit from the Headteacher presenting the class with this. Every child knows what that green card means! The first day of each new half term the children all get together to celebrate and the number of times the class has won a certificate in that half term is calculated. The overall winning class receives a prize to use in their classroom – previous prizes include Nintendo DSs and games, and Android tablet computers – and the class celebrates with a class party!

If your child is unwell, you must contact school to inform us. On your child’s return to school, a written note must be brought in to explain the reason for the absence.

If we become concerned that your child has been frequently late or absent, Ms O’Donnell (our attendance officer) will contact parents and may arrange a visit to the family home.

I’m sure that you will agree that children can only achieve their potential by attending school regularly.

Good Attendance Creates Good Pupils

At Wellesbourne Primary and Nursery School, we know that bringing your child to school every day on time is the most important thing you can do to improve your child’s education. It is parents’ and carers’ legal responsibilities to ensure that they bring their children to school on time, every day that is possible. It is Wellesbourne Primary and Nursery School’s responsibility to provide high quality teaching and learning opportunities for children to access each day. Therefore when a child has 100% attendance they access all learning opportunities and can reach their full potential.

Wellesbourne Primary and Nursery School aims to:

  • Allow each child to reach their full academic potential through attending school every day and on time.
  • Reach the school target of 97% attendance for all children, apart from those with diagnosed medical conditions which prevent them from attending school every day.
  • Monitor attendance to highlight any families that may need extra support.
  • Support all children and families to have good attendance and punctuality where needed.
  • Raise awareness of families with concerning attendance.
  • Involve other agencies that may be needed to support families with poor attendance for example School Attendance Officer or Liverpool Children’s Social Care.
  • Create a positive and friendly atmosphere that encourages all children and families to attend school every day.

We hope to improve our attendance and punctuality through:

  • Speaking to families and children who have concerning attendance or punctuality through texts, phone calls and home visits on days of absence. We will also arrange meetings for families who have consistently poor attendance or punctuality.
  • Spreading awareness of the impact of poor attendance can have on children’s academic ability as well as their wellbeing.
  • Supporting local authority initiatives such as the attendance medals and awards.
  • Ensuring parents understand their legal responsibility to bring their children to school on time each day.
  • Rewarding good and outstanding attendance.