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Waunfawr Primary School

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Absence From School

We understand that there are genuine reasons for absence.  We ask that if your child is going to be away from school that you please let us know in advance.  If your child will be off school due to a holiday you will need to complete a holiday form that can be obtained from the school office.  Holidays of up to 10 school days during the school year can be authorised providing your child's attendance is above 95%. 

If your child is away from school due to being unwell we ask that you either telephone or email the school office on the first day of your child's absence.  This will allow us to record the correct absence code on your child's attendance records. 



Attendance and Punctuality


90% attendance = ½ day missed every week

 1 school year at 90% = 4 whole weeks of lessons missed!!

10 years at school at 90% = a year of school missed


Getting to school on time

5 minutes late every day = 3 days lost each year

 15 minutes late every day = 2 weeks lost each year

 30 minutes late every day = 1 whole month lost  each year



 Being late or absent disrupts your child’s education!

Facts About Attendance

Regular attendance at school is vital to ensure children make good progress, extend their social skills and develop a work ethic that they will need for future employment therefore at Waunfawr we make every effort to ensure that children have good attendance and are at school on time. Research shows that getting into good habits in the early years of schooling has a real impact on children's attitudes to attendance as they move through school.


To promote good attendance at Waunfawr we provide an education that brings out the best in every child, builds on their strengths, enables them to develop a love of learning and helps them to grow into confident and independent learners, valued for the contribution they make. We encourage and support the involvement of each child in their own learning and aim to ensure that school provides an interesting, stimulating and motivating environment.