Attendance Information for Parents/Carers

Important information for Parents/Carers regarding attendance and punctuality, including procedures, timetables and expectations.

We strive for 100% attendance and punctuality, and celebrate high attendance through rewards and trips.

One of the most important things you can do for your child’s future is make sure they attend school. By ensuring full attendance you are helping your child to achieve the very best they can.

Learn more by downloading our Attendance Information for Parents/Carers document, which covers all you need to know about attendance and punctuality at Whalley Range 11-18 High School.

The directive from The Department for Education has stated that schools are unable to authorise holidays during term time.


Top Tips – Improving your Child’s Attendance

High attendance is imperative to allow our students to achieve their full potential. The tips on this page are courtesy of One Education, who’s attendance advisors work in partnership with us to help maintain high levels of attendance in our school.

There is a clear link between poor attendance at school and lower academic achievement.One Education

  1. Establish good habits and routines that support your child’s education. Read with them, do homework together and have strict bedtimes
  2. Make sure uniforms are ready for the next morning
  3. Get organised in the morning and arrive at school on time
  4. Take an interest in your child’s education. Ask about school work and other activities
  5. Ensure your child understands the benefits of regular attendance; to do well academically and also to enjoy time with friends
  6. Encourage reading at home; have magazines, newspapers and books around the house or join the library
  7. Try to avoid unnecessary absences. Wherever possible make medical appointments outside of school hours
  8. Take family holidays in school holiday time
  9. Communicate with school; ring if your child is ill and send a note when they return
  10. Build a relationship with school, attend parents’ evenings, assemblies and meetings

Quality Marks, Awards & Affiliations

We strive for excellence and are very proud of our achievements and affiliations.

If you believe something is missing or should be removed from the list below, please let us know.

SSAT Educational Outcomes Awards 2018 logo SSAT Effective Learning Behaviour logo SSAT Climate for Learning logo Cyber Essentials Certificate logo Manchester United Foundation logo The Duke of Edinburgh logo The Cultural Diversity Standards logo The Schools Co-operative Society logo School Achievement Award logo Sport England logo Leading Edge Partnership Programme logo The Quality in Careers Standard logo Healthy Schools Manchester logo Whalley Range Sixth Form logo Education and Leadership Trust logo