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Attendance and Absence

At St. Anne's CE Primary School we believe that regular school attendance is key for our children to achieve their potential. Pupils with good attendance records benefit from:

  • maximising educational opportunities
  • developing good habits for Secondary School/ adult life
  • making and maintaining friendships

We encourage and reward our good attenders in our worship on a whole class and individual basis. 

Our target attendance is 96%- Here is how you can help your children and our school achieve this!

  • Be on time- school gates open at 8.45am and are closed promptly at 9am when the school bell rings.   If your child arrives after 9am they will receive a late mark and you must enter school via the office, using the computerised system to explain the reason for lateness. 
  • Please ensure that non-urgent appointments (e.g. routine dental/ medical) are made out of school times where possible. If this is unavoidable- please provide copies of appointment letters/ cards.
  • Do not book holidays in term time, in line with the Government ruling, these will not be authorised and Penalty notices and fines will be issued where appropriate.
  • Inform the school of absences, providing valid reasons- this must be done each day as early as possible. Parents/ carers can do this via Weduc or by phone on 0161 973 7181.
  • If you are experiencing issues with any aspect of punctuality or/and attendance- please do come and talk to the office as we are here to help and support our families. 

Reporting Absences 

The class registers are legal documents that need to be kept accurate and up to date.  If your child is absent from school for ANY reason, the absence MUST be reported to the school office as detailed below.

If your child is unwell or will be off school for any kind of appointment (medical, passport/ visa appointment, secondary entrance exams/ visits to other schools etc.), please follow the instructions below:

Log into your Weduc account either on your laptop/Pc or mobile device:

Click on the 'Parent's' tab

Click on your child's name

Click on 'Report Absence'

Complete the dates of absence and the full and exact reason for the absence. 

Please leave the finish time of the absence at 8.00am as this will help correctly populate the electronic register. 

You can only report absences for a maximum of 2 days.  Absences of more than 2 days or if the absence extends over 2 different weeks, will need to have more than 1 absence notification submitted.

We may ask for additional information if your absence submission is incomplete or does not contain enough information to correctly code the electronic register.

Copies of medical appointment letters can also be uploaded to Weduc with your absence submission.

Absences can also be reported by leaving a message on the school’s dedicated absence line.  Please ring the school on 0161 973 7181 and select Option 1 to leave a message.  The message should contain your child’s name, class and full reason for absence.

Requesting time off school during term time

If you are planning on going on Holiday in term time, please submit an online Holiday Request Form.

The Holiday Request Form can be found within the ‘FORMS’ section of Weduc.  To complete the Holiday Request form, please follow the instructions below:

Select ‘FORMS’ on your lap top/ PC or ‘COMPLETE & SUBMIT FORMS’ within the Weduc App

Select ‘AVAILABLE FORMS’ under your child’s name


Complete and Submit online

Please be aware that school is unable to authorise Holidays taken in term time and you may be liable to pay a Fixed Penalty Notice (Fine) if you remove your child from school to go on holiday during school time. 

The Fixed Penalty Notice is currently £60.00 per child/ per parent if paid within 21 days rising to £120.00 per child/ per parent if paid after this time.  If the penalty is unpaid after 28 days, court proceedings for the offence of “truancy” may be initiated by Trafford Council’s Pupil Absence (Safeguarding and Standards) Team within the Education of Vulnerable Children Department.