At Willow Tree Primary School we are committed to raising the attainment of the pupils at our school. To ensure all pupils achieve their potential it is vital that they attend school daily. This attendance page will give you all the information you might need about attendance at Willow Tree Primary School.
Our School day starts at 8.55 a.m. but Mrs Wilkinson and Mrs Riley will be ready to welcome you into school at our different start times due to COVID .
8.35-8.45am For pupils who do not have siblings in the school.
8.45-8.55am For pupils who have siblings in the school.
We offer a Breakfast Club from 8.15 a.m. for just 50p a day to help support good attendance and punctuality.
If your child is too ill to attend school we would request that you phone school on the first day of their absence and also keep us informed of progress. On your child’s return to school we would be grateful if you could provide any proof of illness obtained to enable authorisation of the absence.
If you wish to talk to someone about attendance please come into the school office to make an appointment with our Attendance Officer: Mrs Wilkinson.
If your child is 30 minutes late every day they miss 2 and a half hours a week. That works out at 4 days a term and 12 days a year!
If your child is between 5 and 16 years old and is a registered pupil at school, it is your legal responsibility to make sure they attend regularly.
If your child misses 1 day of school a week they miss 7 and a half weeks a year. This is more than half a terms learning!
To encourage the children, we offer fun incentives for those who achieve outstanding attendance. This includes a range of treats; from extra play times, exciting group activities for every child with 100% attendance at the end of each half term to day trips at the end of the school year for outstanding yearly attendance.
Click on the links below to see our Attendance Newsletters.