Thomas Whitehead C of E VA Primary School

Thomas Whitehead CE Academy

A member of the Diocese of St Albans Multi Academy Trust

Believing & Achieving together

Church School
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School Attendance Matters

At Thomas Whitehead CE Academy we want every child to achieve at least 97.0% or higher attendance in order for them to make the best progress possible. 97% is the whole school attendance target for 2017/18.

At the end of 2016/17 we achieved a whole school attendance level of 95.48% which was below both the National average of 96% and our target of 97%.

Attendance for Autumn 1 (2018)

Venus  93%
Moon 91%
Earth  97%
Mars 94%
Jupiter 94%
Saturn 98%
Uranus 98%
Neptune 99%
Pluto 96%
Eris 96%
Comets 96%
Whole School 96%

For further information on attendance, please read our Parent leaflet and Attendance policy below which also give suggestions as to how you can help improve your child’s attendance in school.


  1. Leaflet for parents
  2. DSAMAT Policy Document ATTENDANCE
  3. Leave of absence request form