UTC Warrington is committed to ensuring that every child reaches their full learning and development potential. One of the most important aspects of gaining a great set of results and learning how to succeed in life is to ensure that you have a good record of attendance and punctuality. These two areas are tools for life and are two of the most important skills we acquire when at school.
Good school attendance gives your child the opportunity for success and helps develop skills for life. Your child should attend school every day unless there is an unavoidable cause like illness.
If there is an issue – please contact the Attendance Officer (Lindsey Devine) to seek support and advice.
What is good attendance?
|95% – 99%||Good|
|92% – 95%||Requires improvement|
|90% – 92%||Cause for concern|
|Below 90%||Serious cause for concern|
Term Time leave of absence
We cannot legally authorise leave of absence. Taking leave of absence will affect your child’s educational future as much as any other absence.
For leave of absence taken without permission of the Principal your parents may be issued with a penalty notice of £100 (reducing to £50 if paid within 28 days).
Failure to pay this may lead to prosecution and, if prosecuted and convicted, parents will have a criminal record; for more serious offences, parents can be fined up to £2,500 and in extreme cases there is a penalty of up to three months imprisonment.