Educational research shows that there is a clear connection between absence from school and underachievement. Learning missed is often never caught up;absence in the primary phase is just as damaging as absence in the secondary phase. Westfield supports all pupils to achieve the highest attendance at school they can. Children who achieve excellent attendance are congratulated in assemblies and receive end of year certificates. Class groups with consistently high attendance enjoy a day out of their choice at the end of the school year. Pupil and Parent Support Workers work closely with families for whom attendance is a challenge.

For a five year overview of whole school attendance at Westfield, please click here.