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Wooburn Green Primary School

An Academy of the Great Learners Trust


Late/Absence Procedures

Wooburn Green Primary School is committed to giving pupils the best start to their school life. Promoting regular attendance is part of this commitment. With good attendance pupils will have the opportunities they need to develop friendships, feel secure in school routines and gain maximum benefit from the educational experiences on offer.



Late arrivals

The school day starts with registration at 8.45am. Please ensure your child arrives at school promptly, ready for the school day and ready to learn. If for any reason you are late, your child needs to come to the main office where they will be signed in. Please sign in using the late pass on our iPad signing in system - VPass.



Parents must contact the school office before 9 a.m. on each day that their child is absent as the school must be able to account for all pupils in the morning. Please email the school office or leave a message on 01628 521634, with your child's name, class and full information on the nature of child's illness. There is an automated line which parents/carers can select to report absences. Please do so as early as possible!


If your child is unwell with any sickness or diarrhoea, they must stay at home for 48 hours after their last bout.


Medical Appointments

These need to be made outside of school hours. Where this is not possible, please notify us as above (in advance where possible) and collect your child from the main office.


Leave of absence

The Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2013 have removed all references to family holidays and leave of absence shall not be granted unless an application had been made in advance and the Headteacher considers that leave of absence should be granted due to exceptional circumstances. Whilst the Headteacher will consider all requests on a case-by-case basis, parents must be aware that requests will normally be refused. We ask that families do not book holidays during term time - all holidays will be refused and may be referred to the County Attendance Team. This may result in a fine. Missing the first few days of a new term can be particularly unsettling for a child. We would therefore urge parents to check school dates carefully before booking holidays - These are available on the Term Dates tab under Parents.


Under the 1996 Education Act, parents and carers are responsible for ensuring their children attend school regularly and punctually. Failure to do so could result in legal action being taken against them by the Local Authority.


If you wish to request a leave of absence, please visit the main school office where they will give you a leave of absence request form. This must be submitted to the Headteacher prior to any absence.