Coach Road, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7TE

01946 696959

St Begh's Catholic Junior School

Attendance Target     

Our whole school target is 96.1%



 Our School Day 

The school day starts at 8:55am and ends at 3:15pm.

We ask all children to aim to be at School for 8:50am to avoid lateness. Any children arriving after 8:55am receive a late mark.

 Sickness Absence

If a child is unable to come to School due to ill-health, we ask that the School Office is informed before 10am on the first day of absence.

A child should not return to school within 48 hours of a vomiting or diarrhoea episode.

 Holidays in Term- time

Headteachers can no longer authorise holidays in term-time except in exceptional circumstances. See our Attendance Policy for more details. If you wish to seek authorisation for a holiday, please read this letter and complete the attached form.


 Persistent Absentees

Did you know that if a child's attendance falls below 90% for an academic year, they are classed as a persistent absentee? This equates to half a day off a week. If a child's attendance was 90% or less every year of their school life, this would be equivalent to losing at least a year of education!!


link to Attendance Policy