Attendance at Waverley Primary School
It is incredibly important that your child attends school every single day. As a school, we expect all children to achieve at least 96.1% attendance over the school year - we feel that this allows for a reasonable amount of days off through illness.
We have a number of rewards systems in place to ensure that children who attend well, or significantly improve their attendance are rewarded for their efforts.
We also have a number of sanctions that may be used if your child's attendance is causing us concern.
These are outlined on this page, but if yiou have any further queries do come and speak to us in school.
How do we reward brilliant attendance at Waverley?
Excellent attendance is vital in order for children to achieve their full potential. If your child attends every day, on time they have an opportunity to earn a number of rewards:
What happens if we are concerned about your child's attendance
We want to work with you to ensure that your child attends well. If there is an issue that may impact on your child's attendance please come and discuss this with us as we may be able to work with you to resolve the issue.
The government define any child whose attendance is less than 90% as a persistent absentee. If your child is a persistent absentee, these are the steps we will take:
It has been a really tough start to the year attendance wise with not only Covid 19 but the return of the winter flu and vomiting bugs. Overall our attendance is way below average at 91.8%. We will continue to work with parents next half term to try and improve this.
A huge congratulations to Year 1 who have still managed to achieve above national average (96.1%) with 96.5% for the first half term.
ACADEMIC YEAR 2020-2021
The total Attendance for Academic year 2020-2021 is 96.4%! Well done everyone, we have achieved the national average despite the challenges we have faced this year in relation to Covid-19. In comparison to other schools we remained relatively unscathed and I’d like to thank everyone for coming together to keep the Waverley community safe. Year 1 have done exceptionally well overall this year with 97.4% followed by Year 3 with 97.3%!
Our Attendance Officer will continue to work for us and will re-start her work on September 6th.
We appreciate your support in assisting the children to attend school each day and on time. Thank you
Week ending 16/07/2021
The Attendance this week is 96.1% Well done Nursery with 98.4% and Year 4 with 97.8%! Years 1, 3 and 5 also achieved the 96% national average this week! Our Attendance Officer will re-start her work on Monday 6th September.