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Attendance / Absence

The aims of West Park Academy's Attendance policy are:

  • to improve the overall percentage attendance of pupils at school
  • make attendance and punctuality a priority for all
  • provide support, advice and guidance for families and pupils
  • develop positive and consistent home / school communication
  • implement a system of rewards and sanctions to ensure good attendance and punctuality for all

We want to ensure all pupils receive a full education and benefit entirely from the wide range of educational experiences on offer in our Academy.

We look at the development of the whole child – intellectually, morally, spiritually, culturally and physically.  In line with our policy of maximising the potential of each pupil, the Academy recognises that it has a responsibility to do everything possible to care for each pupil’s physical and emotional wellbeing. With this in mind, the Academy will endeavour to provide a comfortable and safe environment for learning.    Our Collecting Children Policy below gives further details regarding children leaving school.

HOLIDAYS taken during term time are unauthorised and may lead to a holiday fine. 

You can get a holiday form from the school office or you can download the form below and fill it in.  Alternatively, you can fill in the online form using this link - Holiday Request Form 


To minimise the spread of infection, we ask that parents keep children at home for 48 hours from the last episode of diarrhoea or vomiting.