Regular attendance is paramount for all children and the school expects that parents will support the school and ensure that their child attends regularly.

To encourage good attendance children who achieve 98%+ attendance in a term receive a certificate at assembly and go into a draw to win £20. Children with 100% attendance for the whole year are presented with 100% Attendance Certificates & £10 at the Annual Awards Ceremony.  Parents are also asked to ensure that their children arrive on time for school each day.

The law gives no entitlement to parents to take their child on holiday during the term time.  Any application for leave must only be in exceptional circumstances and the headteacher must be satisfied that the circumstances are exceptional and warrant the granting of leave.

Parents can be fined by the local authority for taking their child on holiday during term time without the consent of the school. It is important that parents understand that the initial fixed penalty notice of £60 is issued to each parent for each child.  A two-parent family with two children would be fined £240. For further information view our attendance policy on our School Policies page.

See guidance below for more information;

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St William of York
Catholic Primary School

St William Road Thornton L23 9XH

Martin Murphy | Headteacher

0151 924 7280

[email protected]

Mrs Middlehurst | School Business Manager

Mr C Davies | SENDCO

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