Regular attendance at school is vitally important for children to achieve their greatest potential - we therefore ask you to ensure that your child attends school every day. Our Attendance Officer, Jada Terrelonge, monitors the attendance daily for every child in the school. This is overseen by Bernie Frain-Atallah who is Head of Safeguarding and Family Welfare.
In recognition of this, we set targets to reduce absence to a minimum; currently, we are aiming for 96% attendance, but we would love to do even better! Your child will receive his/her attendance figures for each term and class attendance is put in the newsletter, with special attention being given to the classes that have the highest and most improved attendance.
If a child’s attendance falls below 90% then it is our duty of care to work with the Education Welfare Service to ensure that your child attends more regularly.
If your child is sick, please inform the school office in person or by calling 020 7786 4800 and choose option 1 for Prior Weston and Children's Centre and then option 2 for the absence line. We can then ensure that such absences are authorised as appropriate.
If your child is late to school it can also adversely affect their learning. We ask for you to make every effort to bring your child to school on time. Therefore, if your child is regularly late, a meeting will be set up with the Head Teacher and Attendance Officer in order for us to help you change this.
Please note that we no longer authorise holidays during term time.
However, if you need to request special leave for your child, please fill in a please fill in a leave form (a printed copy can also be collected from the school office). The Headteacher will consider your request and the office will notify you of the decision.