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Wimborne St Giles

Church of England First School and Nursery

"We flourish not for our own sake, but so we can look outwards and give."


'Together We Grow: Together We Give' - Ezekiel 47 : 12


Central to raising standards in education and ensuring all pupils can fulfil their potential and flourish  is an assumption so widely understood that it is insufficiently stated – pupils need to attend school regularly to benefit from their education. Missing out on lessons leaves children vulnerable to falling behind. Children with poor attendance tend to achieve less in both primary and secondary school.


The government expects:

• Schools and local authorities to:

• Promote good attendance and reduce absence, including persistent absence;

• Ensure every pupil has access to full-time education to which they are entitled; and,

• act early to address patterns of absence.

• Parents to perform their legal duty by ensuring their children of compulsory school age who are registered at school attend regularly.

• All pupils to be punctual to their lessons.


Please could you:

  • Send your child to school punctually every day, unless they are genuinely ill and/or suffering from Covid symptoms
  • Avoid taking your child out of school for holidays.

Our school actively supports regular attendance: absences and lateness are carefully monitored by the Headteacher and the school governors. Individual attendance rates are reported to parents annually, along with your child’s written report.


Requests for Absence During Term Time

Families should plan to have their annual family holiday during school holidays. Any requests for absence during term time must be made in writing at least 2 weeks before and proposed time away so that the headteacher can consult with governors if necessary to determine whether the circumstances of the request are considered to be "exceptional".

What is 'Good' attendance at Wimborne St Giles CE VA First School and Nursery?

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