St. Wilfrid’s Catholic Academy Attendance
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%
Your child is missing up to 4 weeks of learning in the school year which WILL SERIOUSLY AFFECT your child’s education. The Education Welfare Officer will now be monitoring your child’s attendance.
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.
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 email@example.com to explain the reason for absence. If the absence continues please contact us on the second day of absence.
The Local Authority and The Newman Catholic Collegiate strongly discourages parents/carers from applying for leave of absence during term time. In line with Government and Local Authority guidance, authorised absence will only be given in exceptional circumstances.
Please be aware that the Education Welfare Service will be informed of any unauthorised absence and it may result in a Local Authority Penalty Notice (fine) being sent to you in relation to your child’s absence from school.
The leave in exceptional circumstances form is available from the school office and should be completed and sent to the Academy Principal in time for the request to be considered well before the desired period of absence. Principals cannot authorise any leave of absence unless the request is received before the period of absence begins. Schools cannot give retrospective approval.
- 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.
Education Welfare Officer.
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.