Our attendance policy has been devised with the safety of your children firmly in mind. Both we, as a school and you, as parents, need to know where your children are during the school day. In the event of you needing to keep your child off school, we need you to ring the school before 9am on 0161 790 2123 on their first morning of absence. The school answer phone is in operation at all times.
Please leave a message giving
- Your name
- Child’s name
- Child’s class
- Reason for absence
- Expected date of return (if known)
If you do not do this, we become concerned as to where your child may be and we will ring you to find out if all is well. This should not be necessary. We all need to work together to ensure the safety of all our children and avoid unnecessary worry.
Arriving at school on time
The school operates a phased entry into school for your convenience. At 8.45am the external doors are opened and children are encouraged to enter their classrooms. The external doors will be locked at 8.55am. Entry after this time can only be gained through the main entrance. Please work with the school and ensure your children arrive between 8.45am and 8.55am each day. For safeguarding reasons we ask that adults do not accompany children to their class in the morning. Messages for teachers can be left with a staff member on the door or at the main office.
Term time leave of absence
Family holidays should be arranged during school holidays at all times. Holidays during term time will only be authorised in very exceptional circumstances by the Headteacher. Forms are available from the school office.
Attendance information can also be viewed on our website: www.boothstownholyfamily.wigan.sch.uk Thank you for your co-operation in this matter.
Mrs C. Roberts