St Oswald’s Church of England Primary School promotes the view that regular attendance is important to ensure the best possible learning outcomes for all of our children.

As a distinctly Christian school we will promote positive behaviour and good attendance through our use of daily collective acts of worship, Religious Education, the curriculum and a wide range of learning materials.

All children should be at school, on time, every day the school is open, unless the reason for the absence is unavoidable. All children are sometimes reluctant to attend school. Any problems that arise with attendance are best resolved between the school, the parents and the child.

Absence from School

If any child has not been registered or the school has not been notified about a child’s absence by 9:30am, the school will contact the parent(s)/carer on the first morning.

Authorised Absence - where the school approves pupil absence.

These absences may include sickness, hospital, emergency dentist appointments and religious holidays

Under the provisions of the Education Act 1993 only the school and not the parents/carers can authorise absence.

A pupil is deemed to have an authorised absence when he/she is unable to attend either because: -

· He/she is ill

· Of a religious observance

· Of a bereavement or some exceptional circumstances negotiated with the Head Teacher


Children who are late are disrupting not only their own education but also that of others.

School begins at 8.50am with the bell ringing at 8:45am and all children should be in their classroom by this time. Any child arriving later than 8:55am should enter via the main entrance, and report to the late line where their name will be entered in the "Late Book." If accompanied the parent(s)/carer should give the reason for the lateness which will be added to the register.


Children with 100% attendance for the term will be rewarded with a certificate at the end of each term and for ones with 100% attendance for the year will receive a book voucher at the end of year assembly in July.

Family Holidays during term time

Parent(s)/Carer(s) will be strongly urged to avoid booking a family holiday during term time. Holiday’s will not be authorised in term time.  Parent(s)/Carer(s) do not have the right to take their child or young person out of school for such a holiday.  A child who is absent longer than 10 days after an agreed return date, can legally be removed from the school roll and may be liable to prosecution. 

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St Oswald's Worleston Primary School

Church Road,
Aston Juxta Mondrum,


Main contact Mrs Claire Jordan
SEN Contact Mrs Jo Cliffe