Good attendance is important to enable each child to achieve their best in their education. Every single day that a child is absent from school equates to a day of lost learning.
This is why it is important that all students attend every day to school. We work closely with students and parents to support attendance in school. Where necessary we will refer to the Wandsworth Educational Welfare Service for further support.
Responsibilities of Students:
Responsibilities of Parents / Carers:
Ensuring your child’s regular attendance at school is a parent / carer’s legal responsibility (section 444 of the 1996 Education Act) and permitting unauthorised absence from school creates an offence in law.
Parents / carers will:
Parental notes to confirm legitimate absence must be provided promptly on your child’s return to school.
In cases of prolonged illness or disability, a medical certificate or other evidence from the doctor may be required.
If your child attends school and feels unwell during the day the school will contact you to arrange collection.