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St Swithun Wells'Catholic Primary School

‘where the love of God is always present’



St Swithun Wells' Attendance & Punctuality Target is 97%


St Swithun Wells’ Catholic Primary school seeks to ensure that all its pupils receive a full-time education which maximises opportunities for each pupil to realise his/her true potential. We encourage all members of the community to reach out for excellence. The school will strive to provide a welcoming, caring environment, whereby each member of the school community feels wanted and secure. 


Good attendance is essential if students are to take full advantage of school and gain the appropriate skills they will need and reach their full potential. The school aims to achieve good attendance by operating an attendance policy within which students, staff, parents and Education Welfare Service can work in partnership.


The school will monitor attendance and ensure quick and early intervention if a problem is identified. Holiday requests during term time will not be authorised. All staff will encourage punctuality and good attendance and work closely with families to encourage good attendance.The school will encourage good attendance among children through a system of rewards.The school Governors will monitor attendance closely and work with the Headteacher on attendance issues. The school is also expected to provide monthly attendance returns to the LA for statutory monitoring.