St Wilfrid's are passionate about, and strive for, very good levels of attendance. We need our children to be in school, and on time, for them to make the most of the excellent learning opportunities available to them.
We celebrate good attendance every Friday in our ‘Achievement Assembly’, providing a reward for the highest attending class. We're aware of the pressures that COVID has placed on attendance, yet our attendance for the autumn term was at least in line with national average, demonstrating that our parents value their children's education.
In the event of absence, please let the school know by phoning or e-mailing on the first day of absence. Our contact details are:
0161 681 1385
Notification of absence is most important and we ask that you comply with this request at all times.
If your child is absent and we have not been contacted, we will attempt to contact you. If we do not receive a reason for absence within 14 days, the absence will be recorded as ‘unauthorised.’
Parents are asked not to take family holidays during term time. However, if a leave of absence is unavoidable we ask you to make an appointment to see the Headteacher to discuss this further. Please note that no leave of absence for family holidays will be granted, and taking your child out of school for such a reason may result in a Penalty Notice of £60 rising to £120, or your child losing their school place.
Please ensure all contact details held by the school are up to date, so the school can contact you in an emergency.
It is important that your child arrives at school on time in order to not miss out on vital learning or to disrupt the learning of others. Children arriving late will have this recorded on their attendance data and school may contact you regarding this.
If you have any questions, or require assistance to get to school on time, please contact Mrs Brereton (Headteacher) or Mrs Clarke (Deputy Headteacher) who can support you. Please call school to speak to them or to arrange an appointment.
Absence Due to Illness
If you child is off school due to illness, please see the flyer “A Parents Guide to Managing Sickness Absence from School”.