As a school we constantly monitor attendance, as we want our pupils to benefit from the highest quality education to enable them to excel.  We know that pupils who attend well have the best chances of success academically and socially.  This can only be achieved if pupils attend school regularly and on time.

Our school curriculum  sets out exactly what pupils should be taught at every stage of the year and when a child is absent, they risk developing gaps in their learning.

Our new attendance policy can be found under the policies tab.  Attendance is being monitored in school and you may receive a letter or telephone call if attendance drops below our Trust target of 97%.  We will need to ask for medical evidence of appointments in order to log this appropriately.  

We do not want our attendance monitoring to be a negative experience and would really like to work with families to offer support where needed.  Attendance will be celebrated as a class and whole school in achievement assembly.

Please can we remind parents to notify us either by telephone, leaving a message with the child’s name, class and reason for absence or through Arbor.  Could this be done on every day of your child’s absence.

Any leave of absence during term time will only be granted in exceptional circumstances, authorised by the Headteacher.  Request forms are available from the link below or from the school office and should be submitted to school in advance along with supporting evidence.

Big Lent Walk

During Lent we are talking part in ‘The Big Lent Walk’ to raise money for CAFOD and have challengedourselves to walk 200km and raise £200. We are planning a “Big Lent Walk” from school on Tuesday 26th March, taking in a 1.5km around the park and up through the village. We will be leaving school […]


Our year 1 children have participated in a ‘Walkwise’ programme aimed and teaching the children about road safety. They contributed in classroom discussion and had practical lessons outside of school to help them learn the importance of road safety and crossing the road.

Nursery – Let’s Travel

In Nursery our topic is ‘Let’s Travel.’ We have been talking about and looking at features of our local area. The children have loved exploring our Washington Village map. They have picked out landmarks that they know and can talk about what they do there.


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