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Woodside Primary School


How we Celebrate Attendance at the Woodside Primary School

Woodside Primary School promotes positive attendance and punctuality at school.  This remains a high priority for the safety and wellbeing of all of our pupils & staff. The school staff and Board of Governors, together with our designated Education Welfare Provider and alongside Croydon Local Authority, believe that it is essential for all pupils to attend school regularly and on time and to avoid any unnecessary absence. Any loss of time at school can adversely affect a child’s attainment and wellbeing.  All pupils benefit from regular school attendance.

As a school we will do all that we can to encourage parents/carers to ensure that the children in their care achieve maximum possible attendance. Any problems that may prevent regular attendance will be identified and acted upon promptly.

At Woodside Primary School, we believe it is important to recognise & celebrate good attendance and punctuality which are extremely important life skills. We celebrate attendance in the following ways:

  • Children who achieve one hundred percent attendance during each term receive an Attendance Certificate for those in Nursery – Year 3 and termly for those children in Year 3 -6. A special Attendance Award is awarded to those who achieve one hundred percent attendance over the whole school year.
  • Every week the class with the best attendance is awarded a cup. The weekly percentages of each class are displayed outside the school office.
  • Those children who have 100% attendance over the school year are rewarded with a trip out of school at the end of the summer term, as requested by the School Council.