Swaffield School

Attendance & Punctuality

Days off school add up to lost learning

At Swaffield we believe that every child matters and because of this, we strive to create an environment that enables every child to reach their full potential academically, emotionally, physically and spiritually and which builds a firm foundation for their future.

To reach this aim we really need each child to come to school every possible day and to arrive with enough time to join all the children at the start of each day.

You can read Swaffield's Attendance and Punctuality Policy here. 

These two flowcharts make clear our attendance and punctuality aims: 


You can download a copy below:

Process for parents - absence and attendance

You can download a copy below:

Process for parents - punctuality 

Every Day Counts

Years of experience have shown us that missing days or consistently arriving late can hinder each child growing and developing to their very best.

Attendance at school and arriving on time really is important to us and we need and expect parents and carers to ensure this happens consistently.

We know that you want to help your child whenever you can and this really is a good way to show it. We can only help your child when they're here!

Attendance at school is also a legal issue and as such we are supported by Wandsworth Education Welfare Department. We work within the school policy on attendance and punctuality, provide attendance figures to the Council and the DCFS and as per our policy enforce fines to parents and carers under appropriate circumstances. At times significantly more serious prosecution has to take place.

We really want to avoid this and please remember that Every Day Counts.

For Help and Advice

Please speak to the School Office on 020 8874 2825 or email on swaffield@swaffield.wandsworth.sch.uk if you would like help or advice.

You can also contact our link governor for attendance and punctuality through the School Office.