Wickhambrook Primary Academy

Attendance & Absence

At Wickhambrook Primary we believe that good attendance and punctuality are vital for high attainment, progress and ensuring the best life chances of our pupils.  We are committed to providing an education of the highest quality for all our pupils and endeavour to provide an environment where all pupils feel valued and welcome. 

Parents and pupils play a part in making our school successful. Parents and teachers share the responsibility for supporting and promoting excellent school attendance and punctuality for all. 

When a child is absent from school, we ask for a telephone call or email to office@wickhambrookschool.co.uk on the first day of absence.  If no telephone call is made by 9am the School Office will telephone the family to ascertain the reason for absence. For every subsequent day that your child is absent, please ring or email the school to confirm that he/she will not be attending.

We ask that parents keep children at home until they are 48hr clear, if they have suffered from sickness or diarrhoea.

Absences without adequate explanation must be regarded as unauthorised. A record of absences is included in the children’s end of year report.

If you need to take your child out of school for a medical/dental appointment please inform the school in advance. 

Only in exceptional circumstances will leave of absence be authorised by the Headteacher.  It is our duty to consistently strive to achieve a goal of 100% attendance for all children and every opportunity will be used to convey to pupils and their parents or carers the importance of regular and punctual attendance.  If children are to gain the most from their education, they need to attend school every day, on time, unless the reason for absence is unavoidable. 

To ensure our pupils attend school regularly, and on time, we will: