Wharfedale Montessori School is committed to ensuring all pupils fulfil their potential; attending school regularly during term time is a key element in achieving this.  It is our statutory duty to:

  • promote good attendance and reduce absence, including persistent absence
  • ensure every pupil has access to full-time education to which they are entitled
  • act early to address patterns of absence
  • parents to perform their legal duty by ensuring their children of compulsory school age who are registered at school attend regularly
  • all pupils to be punctual to their lessons

Requests for leave of absence during term time can be made by contacting the school office via email. A form must be completed requesting authorisation at least 14 days prior to the proposed time of absence. A period of leave will only be authorised during term time in exceptional circumstances.

Attendance policy