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Parents are legally responsible for sending their children to school and regular attendance is critical if children are to gain the maximum benefit from the education we provide. From September 2013, the law relating to school attendance became much stricter and the amendment to the 2006 Regulations state that

"Headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances"

At Wimborne St Giles CE VA First School and Nursery we strictly follow this guidance and further details can be found within our Attendance Policy.


Please could you:

  • Send your child to school punctually every day, unless they are genuinely ill.
  • 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?

Attendance Policy

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