At Wykeham Primary School, it is aim that our children to gain the greatest benefit from their education and it is vital that they attend regularly and that they are at school on time every day, unless the reason for the absence is unavoidable.
It is important that all children benefit from attending every school day to ensure that they make progress and achieve. We are asking you to support the school by ensuring your child achieves excellent attendance, aiming for 100% or at least 96% which is the National average.
We do not expect children to come to school when they are sick, but those with regular sickness absence will be expected to provide us with medical evidence before we authorise further absences. If your child is absent, please inform the school either by telephone or in person at the School Office, or via a letter to the class teacher.
Regular absences from school can affect your child's learning, since they will miss vital lessons that have been planned. This will then mean that they will be working to ‘catch up’ when they return.
The school has an expectation that once we have notified parents/carers about our concerns, they will ensure that their child’s attendance improves significantly. If a pupil continues to have poor attendance, we will discuss this with Brent’s Education Welfare Officer and, if appropriate, make a referral to Brent Educational Welfare Services. This can result in parents/carers receiving an Educational Penalty Notice.
Please click here to read our Attendance Policy.
Wow - 20% of our pupils had a 100% in the Autumn term. That means they attended every school day!
Well done to all of you!