Wessex Learning Trust
At Nailsea we work hard with students to ensure they are the best that they can be. As part of our commitment to the students we closely monitor attendance and punctuality and work with students and their families to ensure students are in school on time, every time.
Being in school and having the best attendance possible underpins all the many benefits of school for your child, such as their learning, wellbeing and wider development.
It goes without saying that those students with outstanding attendance, are most likely to achieve their full potential. Developing a good attitude to this important part of school life will not only help them now but also as adults in the world of work.
Students with 100% Attendance:
Wessex Learning Trust have a target of 96% attendance for all learners:
90% attendance equates to one session (half a day) absence per week. 90% attendance over five years equates to missing half a school year, which is a total of 190 sessions (95 days).
Pupils can come into school from 8.30am and the school day starts promptly at 8.40 a.m. If a child arrives at school after 8.40 a.m. without prior arrangements having been agreed, they will be deemed late. Registers close at 9.00 a.m. and arrival at school after this time, without prior approval or extenuating circumstances, will be recorded as an unauthorised absence.
Pupils arriving at school after 8.50 a.m. must enter through the main drive gate and report to the school office to be signed in by an adult. Pupils leaving school for any reason must report to the reception before they go so that we can ensure that they are signed out. Registers are taken each and every lesson and tutor time. Unexplained absences will be investigated by the attendance officer.
For more information regards your responsibility as a parent(s), please follow this link
*To request any leave of absence you are asked to complete a request form not less than 4 weeks before the planned absence. This is available from the School Office, or on the school website
To request leave please complete and return this form to the school for consideration:
Listed below are the stages taken to support attendance issues. The ClassCharts help guide below will help in looking at your child’s attendance:
Please note that unauthorised term time holiday absence will be included in each stage of the attendance process.
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