St Gregory & St Patrick's



School starts at 8:50am. 

Did you know that registration after 9.00 am is recorded as late and after 9.30 am is recorded as a morning absence?



Raising attainment through promoting good attendance


95-100% attendance

Best chance of success

Your child is taking full advantage of every learning opportunity

90-95% attendance

At least two weeks of learning missed

Satisfactory, your child may have to spend some time catching up with work

85-90% attendance

At least 4 weeks of learning missed

Your child may be at risk of underachieving and will need extra support from you to catch up with work

80-85% attendance

At least 5 and half weeks of learning lost.

Your child’s poor attendance has a significant impact on their learning.

Below 80% attendance

At least  7 and half weeks of learning missed

Your child is missing out on a broad and balanced education. You are at risk of prosecution.




Holidays in term-time are only granted by the headteacher in exceptional circumstances.

Prior to any holidays taken a leave of absence form must be completed.

All unauthorised absences, including holidays that have not been sanctioned by the headteacher, are accumulated and parents who fail to ensure regular attendance of their children at school can be issued with a fixed penalty notice (under the 1996 Education Act). The amount is £60 per parent per child

Esk Avenue, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 8AJ

01946 595010