Thorpe Primary School

Where we all can shine

0113 5217040

Dolphin Lane, Thorpe, Wakefield,
West Yorkshire, WF3 3DG


Please note that attendance from September 2020 is mandatory.

  • All pre-COVID systems and expectations for monitoring and assuring attendance will be reinstated by the government and local authority.


  • It will no longer be the parent's decision whether to send their child to school - exceptional medical circumstances, potential localised shielding and 'track and trace' may lead to children and/or staff being absent, but these will need to be managed on a case by case basis.


  • Communication between parents and school will be essential so please ensure that we have all your up to date details and if they change during the year, please let us know asap.


  • If your child or a member of your family exhibit any symptoms of COVID 19, you must inform us as soon as possible.


Regular attendance at school is vital to help children get the best possible start in life. At Thorpe we aim for an environment which enables and encourages all members of the community to strive for excellence and we regularly promote the importance of good attendance during lessons and assemblies. 

Children who frequently miss school often fall behind and there is a strong link between good school attendance and achieving good results.


Your Responsibilities as a Parent 

All children aged between 5 and 16 are required by law to receive an education, and it is the duty of parents and carers to ensure that they are supported to do so.

Children sometimes have to miss school because of illness or if they have long term medical issues. If this is the case, parents should contact school the same day to let them know the reason that their child is not in school on 0113 5217040