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Winnall Primary School

Attendance

Attendance 

 

It is vitally important that your child is in school and on time every day.

 

The School doors open from 8.45am where you will always be greeted by a member of staff.

 

Registration begins at 9.00 a.m. If you arrive after 9.00 a.m. you must enter via the main entrance to the school office and your child will receive a late mark.

 

Registration closes at 9.30 a.m. and if you arrive after this time it will be recorded as an unauthorised absence

 

100%: Exceptional attendance
96% - 99%: Government expected attendance
91% - 95%: Serious risk of underachievement 
0% - 90%: Persistent absence - possible fixed penalty fine and court action

 

Absence Procedure

If your child is not well enough to come in to school, please phone the school office as early as possible, and ideally before 9.30am.  

 

We have an absence line (01962 853889 - then press option 1) which makes it easy to leave a message with the child's name, class and reason for absence.  

 

Absence can also be reported via email (adminoffice@winnall.hants.sch.uk) if preferred.

 

We will telephone parents/carers of any child who is not at school and their absence hasn't been reported as a safety measure.

Important Information

Only genuine and honest absence will be authorised. You will be required to provide medical evidence/certificates if your child has a poor attendance record.

 

We can no longer authorise any family holidays in term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. Please be aware that holidays taken during term time may result in the issue of a fixed penalty notice of £60 per child per parent. Failure to pay the fine will result in court action.

 

Finally there is a clear link between good attainment and good attendance at school - good attendance really does help!

 

Additional Information and Guidance for Parents

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