Whitchurch Church of England Primary

Together we make a difference


Once your child is registered at school, parents or carers are are responsible for ensuring that their child attends school regularly and punctually. Starting good habits earlier on is much easier than trying to change poor attendance habits.  At Whitchurch C E Primary school our vision is for every child to be a confident learner and they need regular attendance for us to achieve this. There is a strong correlation between attendance and success in school. Sadly, a child who has poor attendance often finds making and keeping friends difficult too. If you are having difficulties getting your child to school please talk to your child’s teacher in the first instance.  She may refer you to the Family Link Worker for further advice.

At Whitchurch C E Primary School we consider 96% attendance to be good and below 90% is a cause for concern.

Every day counts and every day missed is a day when your child is not getting the learning they need and deserve.

See Attendance Policy for further information.


Taking Leave during the school term

Amendments to the Education (Pupil Registration) Regulations 2006 and September 2013 make clear that Headteachers may not authorise holidays (or other leave of absence) in term time unless there are very exceptional circumstances. The school upholds these regulations and supports the use of financial penalties and court action where necessary.