Attendance and Punctuality

Good attendance and punctuality is essential to promote the education of all pupils and is very important at Warmsworth Primary School.

The attendance of every child is important and we aim to ensure that every child knows that their presence is valued and they are missed when they are absent or late arriving at school. 

We aim for every child to have an attendance of 97% and above. Lateness and absenteeism can have a detrimental effect on both a child's social and emotional well-being, as well as their attainment and progress. 

Every minute counts!  (Figures below are calculated over a school year)

5 minutes late each day     =   2.75 days lost
10 minutes late each day   =   5.5 days lost
15 minutes late each day   =   8.25 days lost 
20 minutes late each day   = 11 days lost 
30 minutes late each day   = 16.5 days lost 

 

If a child's attendance is 96% this means that they have missed 7.8 school days during the year - that is almost 8 days of lost learning time
If a child's attendance is 95% this means that they have missed 9.75 school days during the year - that is almost 2 weeks of lost learning time.
If a child's attendance is 94% this means that they have missed  11.7 school days during the year - that is almost 12 days of lost learning time.  
If a child's attendance is 93% this means that they have missed 13.65 school days during the year - that is almost 14 days of lost learning time.
If a child's attendance is 92% this means that they have missed 15.6 school days during the year - that is more than 3 weeks of lost learning time.    
If a child's attendance is 91% this means that they have missed 17.55 school days during the year - that is almost 18 days of lost learning time.
If a child's attendance is 90% this means that they have missed  19.5 school days during the year - that is almost 4 weeks of lost learning time.
If a child's attendance is 89% this means that they have missed 21.45 school days during the year - that is more than 4 weeks of lost learning time
If a child's attendance is 88% this means that they have missed 23.4 school days during the year - that is almost 5 weeks of lost learning time.
If a child's attendance is 87% this means that they have missed 25.35 school days during the year - that is more than 5 weeks of lost learning time. 
If a child's attendance is 86% this means that they have missed 27.3 school days during the year - that is almost 6 weeks of lost learning time. 
If a child's attendance is 85% this means that they have missed 29.25 school days during the year - that is 6 weeks of lost learning time.
If a child's attendance is 84% this means that they have missed 31.2 school days during the year - that is more than 6 weeks of lost learning time.                      
If a child's attendance is 83% this means that they have missed 33.15 school days during the year - that is almost 7 weeks of lost learning time
If a child's attendance is 82% this means that they have missed 35.1 school days during the year - that is more than 7 weeks of lost learning time.   
If a child's attendance is 81% this means that they have missed 37.05 school days during the year - that is almost 8 weeks of lost learning time.
If a child's attendance is 80% this means that they have missed 39 school days during the year - that is 8 weeks of lost learning time. 

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The school gate is opened in a morning at 8:40 am and a member of staff will be there for safeguarding purposes, but please note that there is no direct supervision on the rest of the school site until the classroom doors are opened at 8:50 am and therefore school cannot take responsibility for your child until that time.

Please ensure that your child arrives on time to start school punctually, between 8.50am and 8.59am. It is very important that you let us know about any absence by informing the school office on each day of your child's absence. If the school is not notified, the absence is classified as unauthorised and will cause us concern. 

Children who arrive after the close of registration (9:00am) should report to the school office. The time and reason for lateness is recorded. Any child arriving after 9:15 am is recorded as an unauthorised absence for that half-day.

The school works closely with the Local Authority and the Attendance and Pupil Welfare Service to address any concerns regarding children's attendance and punctuality and we follow the Loal Authority Attendance Policy.

As part of this policy, attendance below 95% is monitored regularly and parents are informed if their attendance falls below this level.  If attendance does not improve, parents will be invited into school to discuss the concerns and the Headteacher may record further absences as ‘Unauthorised’ and seek further advice form the Local Authority and the Education Welfare Service. 

If your child has to leave school during the school day a parent or other responsible person should collect either him or her from the main entrance.

For further information about our school's Attendance Policy, please click the lnk below:

Warmsworth Primary School Attendance Policy

Leave of Absence

The Government implemented legislation effective from 1st September 2013 which means that no requests for holidays can be authorised, except in exceptional circumstances, as detailed on the Leave of Absence form (paper copies available from the school office).

WPS Leave of Absence Form 2021 - 2022

Absence 2019/2020 

(up until partial closure due to Covid on 20th March 2020)

96.1 % Attendance

3.1% Authorised Absence

0.7% Unauthorised Absence       

Absence 2018/2019 :  96.6% including FS1 / 97.27% excluding FS1

Absence 2017/2018 :  96.8% including FS1 

Further Support:

Doncaster Local Authority's Education Welfare Officer:  01302  736504

https://www.doncaster.gov.uk/services/schools/attendance-and-pupil-welfare-service

 

Warmsworth Primary School
An outstanding,
inclusive mainstream school setting
for 3-11 year olds.
Address
Mill Lane,
Doncaster,
South Yorkshire
DN4 9RG
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