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Do You Know Your Child’s Attendance Figures?
How does your child compare?
Attendance during one school year equals this number of days absent which is approximately this many weeks absent which means that this number of lessons are missed
100% 0 days 0 weeks 0 lessons
95% 10 days 2 weeks 40 lessons
90% 19 days 4 weeks 80 lessons
80% 38 days 8 weeks 160 lessons
70% 57 days 11.5 weeks 230 lessons


Frequent absence can add up to a considerable amount of lost learning and can seriously disadvantage your child in adult life. 

All Warrington Headteachers have agreed in line with government guidance, that unless exceptional circumstances can be proved, any absence for a holiday will be treated as an unauthorised absence.

Leave of absence will be given for attendance at medical or dental appointments or for examinations in music, dance etc. However, where possible such appointments should be made outside of school.

Why is Punctuality so Important?

It is a GREAT START to the day, putting your child in a positive frame of mind to make the most of the day’s learning and activities. Punctuality is linked to good attendance and as we know, good attenders have more opportunities and therefore achieve more!


It helps your child make friends (in the playground) which leads to improved self confidence and therefore SUCCESS!

Types of Lateness

Registers close at 9am. Persistent lates will lose this time and be unauthorised from 9.30am.

Late before the register closes: Your child is a few minutes late, but they have missed the opportunity to say hello and play with friends. They are likely to feel unsettled and embarrassed as they start morning lessons.

Late after register closes: This counts as an unauthorised absence and will show on your child’s attendance record. Not only has your child missed the chance to meet with their friends before school, they are likely to have missed the start of lessons and could feel unsettled, embarrassed and much less confident than their classmates as the lesson moves on.

Did you realise minutes late soon lead to missing days:

Minutes late per day
Equivalent of missing
5 minutes 3.4 school days a year
10 minutes 6.9 school days a year
15 minutes 10.3 school days a year
20 minutes 13.8 school days a year
30 minutes 20.7 school days a year
Holidays in Term Time

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You have to get permission from the head teacher if you want to take your child out of school during term time.
You can only do this if:
* you make an application to the head teacher in advance (as a parent the child normally lives
* there are exceptional circumstances
It’s up to the head teacher how many days your child can be away from school if leave is granted.


Please refer to the following letter regarding holidays during term time.