Good attendance and punctuality are vital for success at school and to establish positive habits that are necessary for future success.

All parents / carers should promote good attendance and punctuality and work in partnership with the school.

School starts at 8.55am, gates open at 8.45am.

Through regular attendance pupils will:

  • Build friendships
  • Develop life skills
  • Engage in essential learning and achieve their full potential



  • They will attend school regularly.
  • They will arrive on time, appropriately dressed and prepared for the day ahead.
  • They will discuss with their parents or class teacher any issues which are affecting their attendance.


  • They will encourage their child to attend school and support the school policies.
  • They will contact the school office when their child is unable to attend.
  • They will ensure that their child is appropriately dressed, taking into account the school's uniform policy and is well prepared for the day.
  • Remember that they are responsible for getting their child into school.


  • Will provide a safe learning environment.
  • Will provide a sympathetic response to any child's or parent's concerns.
  • Will keep regular and accurate records of attendance and punctuality.
  • Will contact parents / carers when a child fails to attend and where no message has been received to explain the absence. Any unexplained absences will be followed up.
  • Will encourage good attendance and punctuality through a system of rewards and recognition.
  • Will refer irregular or unjustified patterns of attendance to Wirral Attendance Service.

When we raise attendance concerns, our aim is always to ensure that we are making a positive difference for your child.



Guidance for schools (Sept 22)


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