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 (eg. 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. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-attendance
- 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.
If your child is absent you must:
- Contact us as soon as possible on the first day of absence.
- If you have not contacted the school regarding the absence you must, on the first day they return, send in a note with an explanation of the absence.
- Alternatively you may call into the school office and report the absence to the office staff.
If your child is absent we will:
- Text or telephone you on the first day of absence if we have not heard from you.
- Invite you in to discuss the situation with the Headteacher if absences persist.
- Refer the matter to the EWO if attendance moves below 85%.
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
Select ‘HOLIDAY REQUEST FORM’
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.