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Attendance and Punctuality


We all want the best for our children at Westgate and helping them get to school on time every day is one way you can make a big difference to your child. That’s why every day matters.



Regular attendance is necessary for success in school. 

We want all our pupils to do well, and going to school every day is really important if children are to achieve at school. 


What is good attendance and punctuality?


Families should aim for 100% attendance at school. Without good attendance, children miss out on valuable learning opportunities.

Attending school every day helps set children up for life and is vital for:

  • Children’s educational progress
  • Wellbeing
  • Wider development



Being late regularly is also learning that is lost so build a routine for attendance success. Good habits help pupils to attend school regularly and arrive on time.


Parents and carers can help support your child's education at Westgate by:

  • Where possible, make medical appointments outside of school hours.
  • Plan holidays when schools are closed – be aware of return dates following half term holidays.
  • Check the school day and school calendar in advance.
  • Actively encourage regular school attendance.
  • Communicate with the school immediately to resolve any concerns or worries, rather than keep your child off school.

Full guidance regarding attendance and punctuality at Westgate can be found on our Attendance Policy. Select the link below: