The importance of regular school attendance

The school wants all children to have the best possible attendance at Wellfield Middle to enable each and every child to reach their full potential.

There is a strong link between good school attendance and achieving good results for children. Children who frequently miss school may fall behind in their work which may affect their future prospects.

Good school attendance also shows future employers that a young person is reliable, more likely to achieve well and play a positive role in their community.

Young people who are frequently absent from school are more likely to become involved in, or be a victim of crime and anti-social behaviour.

At Wellfield we work closely with families to support them to achieve the best possible outcomes for their children.

Your responsibilities as a parent

Parents and carers have a duty to ensure their child has a suitable education either by regular attendance at school or otherwise.

Parental support is critical in ensuring that children achieve in education and support and guidance is always available at your child’s school.

Every Minute Counts

5 minutes late each day 3 days lost
10 minutes late each day 6.5 days lost
15 minutes late each day 10 days lost
20 minutes late each day 13 days lost
30 minutes late each day 19 days lost

Pupils Timings

08:45 Key Stage 2 Bell
08:50 Key Stage 3 bell
08:55 Registration
09:00 Lesson 1
10:00 Lesson 2
11:00 Break
11:15 Lesson 3
12:10 Lunch
13:10 Lesson 4 – Register Class Teaching
14:10 Lesson 5
15:10 Collective worship: Assembly / Tutor Time