Woodlands Primary Academy


Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow

Good attendance is vital to ensure that our children are able to thrive in all aspects of both their social and emotional development and their academic achievements.

At Woodlands, we aim for all children to be in school, on time every day. We do appreciate that sometimes children are unwell and there are unavoidable absences. Where your child is unwell, please see our illness guide for advice. Our Academy target is 96% and we work hard with our families to ensure this is met. 

Why is attendance important?

Every day that children spend away from school has a significant impact on their academic progress. Missed learning opportunities quickly add up and can result in a huge amount of catch up needed across a number of subject areas.

Our Attendance Policy can be found here

Our Attendance Strategy can be found here

If your child is unwell, please see advice and guidance on when to keep them away from school here


In addition to poor levels of attendance, being late for school can also have an impact on children progress. 

  • Being 5 minutes late every day would equate to 3 days absence
  • Being 10 minutes late every day would equate to 5 days absence
  • Being 15 minutes late every day would equate to 8 days absence 
  • Being 20 minutes late every day would equate to 11 days absence 
  • Being 30 minutes late every day would equate to 16 days absence 

How do we promote good attendance?

Our free breakfast club is available to all families from 8.15 each day.

Mrs Hall is our Attendance Officer and she works closely with families to promote good attendance 

Mrs Grant, our Learning Mentor, works with families to support with routines, behaviour management.

Our Classopoly is very popular with children in school. Whole class attendance is tracked weekly and classes with 95% or above get to roll a dice and move their count on the Classopoly Board, winning class prizes such as non-uniform days, extra playtimes and whole class treats. If you have any questions or worries about your child's attendance, or need additional support to get your children here on time, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Ellis in the main school office or Miss Young and they will be happy to help.