St. Wilfrid’s Catholic Academy Attendance
is that all children have an attendance figure of no less than 96.2%
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- Unauthorised Absence – This is for pupils where no reason has been given or whose absence is deemed to be without valid reason.
- Authorised Absence – This is for those pupils who are away from school for a reason that is deemed to be valid under the Education Act 1996.
- Approved Educational Activity – This covers types of supervised educational activity undertaken offsite but with the approval of the school.
The registers close at 9.30am. Any child arriving between 9.00am and 9.30am will enter school via the office reception
Education Welfare Officer.
Request for holiday absence in term time
These are not considered acceptable by the school governors and will only be sanctioned for good reason and if a child’s attendance figure is well above average.
No holiday requests will be granted during the SAT’s week in May of each year.
Please call the office for more information: 01782 235676
My Child is unable to attend school
If your child is unable to attend school because of illness or any other acceptable and unavoidable reason, please contact the school by telephone or in person to explain the reason for absence. Do not email to advise us.
You can telephone on 01782 235676
If the absence continues please contact us on the second day of absence.
If possible please arrange for these out of school hours or during the holiday periods.
These are classed as an absence. If they are unavoidable it is important that your child returns to school afterwards.