We expect all children at the Wellington Primary Academy to have the best possible attendance to enable them to reach their full potential. Equally, parents/carers have a duty to make sure that their children attend school regularly and on time. All of the staff at the Wellington Primary are committed to working closely with parents/carers to ensure the highest possible levels of attendance. Communication between home and school is vital if we are to achieve this and maintain accurate, up to date attendance records for our students. Please see our Attendance Procedures above.
We would appreciate your support in the following ways:
Please note: National Guidelines means that we are unable to authorise absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. Any request for leave of absence MUST be submitted prior to any request on the Wellington Primary ‘Leave of Absence Request Form’, this can be obtained from the school or from the top of this page.
Please read the Wiltshire Council Local Authority leaflet above explaining Penalty Notices issued for unauthorised Leave of Absence during term time. If you have any questions or require further information regarding this please contact the school office.
Being 15 minutes late each day is the same as missing two weeks of school.
Children who are persistently late or absent soon fall behind with their learning.
A child whose attendance drops to 90% each year will, over their time at primary school, have missed two whole terms of learning.