Attendance

We are pleased to announce that for the academic year 2017-2018, we achieved our attendance target of 96%.

Central to raising standards in education, and ensuring all pupils can fulfil their potential is an assumption so widely understood that it is insufficiently stated - pupils need to attend school regularly to benefit from their education. Missing out on lessons leaves children vulnerable to falling behind. Children with poor attendance tend to achieve less in both primary and secondary school.

Source: Department for Education_Guidance on Attendance 

Children are requested to arrive at school on time. The gates open at 8.35am. Registration takes place promptly at 8.50am. Children who arrive after 8.50am are considered late for school. Parents who are frequently late will be requested to meet with a member of the Senior Leadership Team to discuss the problem. The school day ends at 3:20pm for KS1 pupils and 3:30pm for KS2 pupils. Teachers will allow for pupils to remain with them until 3:45pm. After this time, pupils will need to be collected from the welfare office (Mrs Louca). Parents who are persistently late will incur a charge, and requested to meet with a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

Children must attend school for 190 days and staff for 195 days. As a result, there will be five in-service training day closures.
When dropping off or collecting your child please drive safely and park considerately. The staff car park is strictly for authorised users only, delivery vehicles and emergency vehicles.

A good record of attendance and punctuality are important aspects of a successful school life at Wembley Primary School. For the majority of our families this is common place. However, there is a small minority who fail to ensure that children are in school, and collected at the end of the day, on time.

We are aware that issues arise which prevent punctual end of day collections e.g. a medical emergency, transportation failure, road accidents causing a build up in traffic etc. We make every effort to support parents and carers through our 'late room' provision with Mrs Louca in the welfare room. Persistent late collections however, are not tolerated and will incur a charge where this occurs on more than three occasions within any half term. Please see the downloadable example of a letter requesting payment where there has been a record of three or more late collections within a half term.

We strongly urge parents and carers who are experiencing difficulties in start and end of day routines to consider the wide range of affordable Breakfast and After School Actitivities Wembley Primary School provides to ensure that children are not affected by any loss in their learning, and no avoidable charges are issued.