St. Wilfrid’s Catholic Academy Attendance
is that all children have an attendance figure of no less than 96.2%
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St Wilfrid’s Attendance Colour Code
GREEN – 97% to 100%
Excellent! Your child is absent for less than 2 weeks in the school year.
YELLOW – 95% to 96%
Very Good but be aware your child could be missing 2 weeks of learning in the school year.
ORANGE – 90% to 94%
The Education Welfare Officer will now be monitoring your child’s attendance. Your child is missing up to 4 weeks of learning in the school year which WILL SERIOUSLY AFFECT your child’s education.
RED – Below 90%
Your child has been identified as a ‘Persistent Absence Pupil’. You will be contacted by the Education Welfare Officer and you could face a fixed penalty notice and court proceedings. Your child could be missing for more than 4 weeks of learning over the school year.
- 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 email to firstname.lastname@example.org to explain the reason for absence.
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.