William Gilbert Endowed Primary School & Nursery is extremely committed to helping children make the best possible progress with their education. To do this, they need to attend school regularly and punctually. It is the parent’s legal responsibility to ensure that this happens. It is recognised that for illness or other exceptional reasons, children may occasionally have to be absent from school, but it needs to be made clear that in the interests of their education, they should only be kept off school if it is essential.

DDAT Attendance Policy 2023