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Attendance and Absence


At West Chiltington Community School we believe that regular school attendance can achieve good standards of work.

Why is good attendance important? 

Children who come to school regularly are most likely to:

  • Get on well with other children and have good friendships
  • Continue to do well when they transfer to Secondary School
  • Develop positive attitudes to work which will help them later in life, whatever their choice of career may be in adult life                           

Children who are frequently absent are more likely to:

  • Fall behind in their work
  • Find it difficult to form lasting friendships
  • Be unhappy in school and have a poor attitude to work

What can you do to help?

  • Ensure children attend school every day and arrive on time.
  • Take family holidays during school holidays.
  • Try to make medical or dental appointments before or after school


Please request an absence form from the school office

Fixed Penalty Notice Information Leaflet



If your child is too unwell to attend school please call the school and leave message in the morning or send an email to the office.

Telephone:  01798 813319

Email: Office@westchiltschool.com

If your child has Covid and will not be in school, please let the office know the date they first tested positive.

If your child is sick or has diarrhoea they must not return to school until 48 hours after the last episode.

Please click HERE to view our Attendance Policy.


If you do require a form to 'Request for Absence in School Time Form', please click HERE to complete the form and return to the office. 

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