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Attendance

Attendance

  • Primary School 9:00am-3:15pm (lunch times vary)
  • Nursery morning session 8:45am-11:45am
  • Nursery afternoon session 12:15pm-3:15pm
  • Nursery two and a half days (Monday and Tuesday 8:45am-3:15pm and Wed 8:45am-11:45am OR Wed 12:15pm-3:15pm and Thursday and Friday 8:45am-3:15pm).
  • Children are expected to attend school every day.
  • Children should arrive promptly to start the first teaching session of the day at 9.00 am.
  • School doors open at 8.45am to give children time to come in and settle into school.
  • Registers are called and returned to the school office by 9.10am. Children who arrive late for school, after 9:10am are marked in the register as present but late.
  • If a child arrives after 9.30am they are marked as late and this counts as an absence for the morning session.
  • Children’s attendance and punctuality is closely monitored by our dedicated attendance officer.
  • Please inform us if your child cannot attend school.  Please provide your child's name, class and reason for the absence.
  •  Absences are followed up if attendance falls below 95%.
  • If your child is absent and we have not been given a reason, we will send you a text message for you to make contact. If we do not receive a reason for a child's absence it will be recorded as unauthorised.
  • If you have not made contact after day 3 of a child's absence, a welfare check will be made.
  • Please telephone the school office on 0118 937 5566 and press 1 to report your child’s absence, or you can email us on: 

attendance@whitleypark.reading.sch.uk.