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Woodlands School, Picklecombe Drive, off Tamerton Foliot Road, Whitleigh, PLYMOUTH PL6 5ES


01752 300101

Woodlands School

Creating Empowered Lives

Attendance at school


Regular attendance at school is one of the most important drivers of pupil progress towards their educational outcomes.  At Woodlands, we have many inclusive approaches to ensuring children get the most out of school and that they attend as often as they can.   Below you can read out school's attendance strategy and find out what we are doing to improve school attendance since the pandemic started. 

Woodlands Attendance Strategy 2023-25


We have comprehensively reviewed our school's Attendance Policy and you can read about this here:

Woodlands School - Attendance Policy


In the policy,  we cover the following aspects of school attendance:

  • Parent and carer roles in securing good attendance
  • Safeguarding
  • Processes for managing absences and how parents / carers should report absences 
  • Attendance intervention strategies 
  • Reduced timetable arrangements,  application and review processes
  • Applications for pupil leave of absence - for all exceptional circumstances (hospice visits, term time holidays, religious event attendance, etc)

You can ask for an Absence Request Form from the school office.

An absence request form for printing can be found here Absence Request Form


All requests for planned pupil absence MUST be made in advance of the requested dates,  or these may not be authorised. 


If you are worried about any aspect of your child's school attendance,  always come and talk to us.