Willow Bank Junior School seeks to ensure all its pupils receive a full-time education which maximises opportunities for each pupil to realise his/her true potential. The school is proud of its consistently good attendance rates (96.9% in 2015-16) and strives to provide a welcoming, caring environment and make each member of the school community feel wanted and secure.
Absences will be authorised for:
If your child is ill, contact the school office by 9:30am and give details of the illness and how long you expect your child to be away from school. A child suffering from vomiting or diarrhoea should be kept away from school for at least 24 hours from the last bout of sickness. When there is an epidemic in school, children will be asked to be kept away for at least 48 hours.
Other reasons for absence should be discussed with the school with prior notice whenever possible (e.g. an upcoming day of religious observance).
Absences will not be authorised for:
Requests for a leave of absence should be made to the Headteacher, using the school's form (see below). The school aims to respond within 5 working days of receipt of the form. Discussion with the Headteacher is welcome before a form is submitted.