Attendance and Punctuality

Werneth School is committed to maximising the achievement of all our students. There is a clear link between good attendance and educational achievement. Our aim is to promote regular attendance and good punctuality in order to ensure all our students achieve their potential.

It is the aim of Werneth School that pupils should enjoy learning, experience success and realise their full potential.

We believe that one of the most important factors in promoting attendance is the development of positive attitudes towards school and a sense of belonging. To this end, we strive to make our school a happy and rewarding experience for all children, and to foster positive and mutually respectful relationships with parents

By promoting good attendance and punctuality we aim to:

  • Ensure good attendance and punctuality is priority for all those involved in the school community
  • Raise our pupils’ awareness of the importance of good attendance and punctuality
  • provide support, advice and guidance to parents, pupils and staff
  • Work in partnership with parents
  • Celebrate and reward good attendance and punctuality

What do I do if my child has to be absent?

If your child is unable to attend school we ask that you contact us before 8.20am to inform us the reason why. It is important that you phone every day of absence so that we know your child will not be attending. Please report your absence on 0161 494 1222, option 2 or use the Edulink App.



All students are expected to be at school by 8.35am, ready for the start of school at 8.40am. Any students late to form will receive an ‘L’ mark. Two late marks to form in a week will result in a 20 minute lunch time detention. Students arriving after 9.10am will receive a same day break time detention. Any student arriving at school after 9.30am will be given a U mark which will count as an unauthorised absence. You can help by ensuring your child gets up sufficiently early in the morning. Help them organise themselves the night before by making sure their school bag is packed and ready to go.


All Children will be absent from school because illness at some time. If your child is not ill enough to see a Dr, they should be encouraged to attend school. Where students are frequently absent we will look into ways of supporting you and your child. Please read the NHS guidelines Is my child too ill for school?

Medical & Dental

Appointments We ask that routine appointments are arranged outside of school hours. Where this is not possible we will ask for evidence of the appointment.

Leave of Absence

Holidays can not be authorised in term time without an exceptional circumstance. If leave is taken without permission a referral will be made to the local authority who may issue a fine of £60 per parent per child.

Continued Absence

When we have concerns about the absence of a pupil, we will do our best to make the parents/carers aware of the concerns and give them the opportunity to address this. However, if parents do not make use of the support offered and improve their child’s attendance to an acceptable level, this may result in legal sanctions. Where there are no genuine reasons for the absences, parents may be asked to meet with the Attendance Team to discuss the matter. In some cases, this may result in a formal action plan being produced in the form of an Absence Improvement Action Plan. Further details can be found below:

Key Contacts


Phone Number



Please call before 8.20am 0161 494 1222


                                        Phone Number EMAIL 

Mrs Tracey Hall 

0161 494 1222 ext 1037
Attendance/Outreach Worker

Miss Lucy Harrison

0161 494 1222 ext 1058
Attendance/Outreach Worker

Miss Bethany Brigg

0161 494 1222 ext 1032


    Phone Number EMAIL 
YEAR 7 T Taylor 0161 494 1222 ext 1030
YEAR 8 J McIntyre 0161 494 1222 ext 1035
YEAR 9 M Lewis 0161 494 1222 ext 1036
YEAR 10 S Rutherford 0161 494 1222 ext 1033

K Gibson-Shaw

0161 494 1222 ext 1031