We require all children at the Wellington Academy to have the best possible attendance to enable them to reach their full potential. Equally, parents/carers have a duty to make sure that their children attend school regularly and on time. All of the staff at the Wellington Academy are committed to working closely with parents/carers as the best way to ensure the highest possible levels of attendance. Communication between home and school is vital if we are to achieve this and maintain accurate, up to date attendance records for our students.
As an Academy we would appreciate your support in the following ways:
Please note: National Guidelines means that we are unable to authorise absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. Any request for leave of absence MUST be submitted prior to any request on the Wellington Academy ‘Leave of Absence’ form, this can be obtained from the Academy or click here to download.
Please read the Wiltshire Council Local Authority leaflet which is on our website explaining Penalty Notices issued for unauthorised Leave of Absence during term time. Copies are available at reception or click here to download a copy. If you have any questions or require further information regarding this please contact Beverley Williams, our Senior Welfare and Attendance Officer.
If you miss 3.5 days of school each half term over your school life you will miss a staggering 1.5 years of education.
Days off school add up to lost learning. Please don’t let your children miss out on the education they deserve.