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Pupil attendance at Wild Bank Community School is taken very seriously. We believe that for a child to reach their full academic potential at school, high attendance is critical. If they are consistently late or absent from classes they will be missing important knowledge which will have an impact on their education and learning. 

We endeavour to support parents and carers in overcoming any barriers to achieving regular school attendance.

School opens at 8:45am with registration period finishing at 9.00am. Learning starts as soon as the register is completed, so it is vital that all pupils arrive on time and are present for registration. If for any reason your child is late to school, they must report to reception straight away where the morning’s absence will be recorded as 'Late' (before 9.30am) or ‘Unauthorised Absence’ (after 9.30am). Lateness is closely monitored by the school and the Education Welfare Officer. 

At Wild Bank we value every minute of learning.  Attendance is central to raising standards and ensuring children can reach their full potential. We reward and praise children for prompt and good attendance. The class with the best attendance each week are rewarded. Children achieving 100% attendance for a whole term will be presented with a certificate during assembly and enter a raffle to win a bike.

If your child is absent from school for any reason, please contact the school office each morning so that their absence is registered. This can be done by telephone, 0161 303 7404 or email  Reporting pupil absence plays a vital role in our safeguarding procedure.

We ask that parents and carers organise family holidays for outside of term time. 

REMEMBER – Regular attendance is necessary for success in school. Help ensure that your child has the best opportunity for success by making sure they attend school every day.