Wroughton Infant School

Wroughton Infant School Important Attendance & Absence Information



At Wroughton Infant School our Children are at the start of their Educational journey.  We want all our children to reach their full potential both academically and emotionally.  It is our duty to ensure that every child receives the best education possible, it is their legal right. 

To give every child the best start we need your help! Attendance is key and we at Infants strive to achieve 100% Attendance.  Attendance is linked to higher achievement and emotional well-being.

Click here to see the Wroughton Infant School Attendance Policy

School Hours    8.50am to 3.20pm

8.00am             School gates open for Breakfast Club only

8.40am             Classroom doors are opened children are welcomed in

8.50am             Registers are taken and teaching begins

If you arrive after 8.50am you must report to the school office and you will be asked the reason for the lateness.  The office team will make sure your child gets to their classroom.

Reporting an Absence                                                                                                                  

If your child is too ill to come into school please click here for NHS guidance on some common illnesses

If your child is poorly or absent from school at short notice, please call the office before 9.00am on 01793 812340 and select option 1 to report the absence so all children can be accounted for.

Holiday Absence Request 

If you are planning to take any time off during term time you are required to complete an Holiday Absence Request Form please click here to access one.

The Headteacher will consider your application and if the request is due to exceptional circumstances it will be authorised, however if the request is unauthorised and you continue to keep your child off school we may be required to notify Education Welfare and request an absence enquiry.

Points to consider

  • When booking medical appointments please try to get these out of school hours or at the very least towards the end of the school day, as in the morning we go straight into key learning in all classes. There is evidence that children can fall behind if they miss a session.
  • It is important that children are in school on time every day ready to start their learning
  • Term time holidays will not be authorised so please keep to the school holidays.

We understand there are some absences and lates that are unavoidable, however we must all strive to be in school on time everyday we owe this to our children, to help them thrive.