It is important that children arrive between 8.40 - 8.50am ready to begin learning.  At Bishop William Ward, we expect all children to attend school every day and to try and keep their absences to a minimum. 

Good attendance is celebrated in school.  When a child is absent, parents/carers need to contact the school with specific reasons.  Requests for absence of leave during term time are only authorised in the most exceptional circumstances.

Persistent absence (where a child’s attendance falls below 90%) is followed up by the school in conjunction with our Education Welfare Support Worker.