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Attendance and Punctuality

Attendance and Punctuality at Henry Whipple


Our expectation:



97% minimum for all children



Our 'minimum' expectation for attendance is 97%. This is reflective of our Believe, Belong, Achieve ethos and the highest expectations we have for all, in terms of learning, teaching, attendance, punctuality and behaviour.


We expect all children to arrive on time and ready for learning. Learning begins as soon as children arrive at school


Attendance and Punctuality is a vital part of safeguarding and ensuring we are enabling the best life chances for all our children.




Attendance Officer

Our attendance policy is available to view on our policies page:


Working together to improve school attendance - Government Policy updated September 2023


Attendance Expectations

Government document guidance  states:


Government guidelines- Responsibilities for attendance