Amendments to the 2006 regulations were made by the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 and came into force on 1 September 2013.

The amendments made it clear that Headteachers may only grant leave of absence during term time for exceptional circumstances.  Any request for leave must be made in writing to the Headteacher in advance.

Somerset County Council’s Education Attendance Officers offer support and advice about your child’s school attendance.

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The Friends of West Pennard School (FWPS) is a registered charity set up to help advance the education of the pupils at our school and develop relationships between staff, parents and the wider village community.  We achieve most of this by raising funds to help the school, but also hold social events during the year as well.

Many schools have a parent teacher association (PTA) but we are a “friends” of the school because we warmly welcome anyone who wants to be a “friend” and support the school.  Every parent/carer of a pupil and each member of staff is automatically a member of the FWPS and it is entirely up to you how involved you wish to become.

On behalf of West Pennard Church of England Primary School may I welcome you and your child into our caring environment.

The role of the Governing Body, in conjunction with the Head teacher, is the overall management of the school. This is organised by all governors serving on various Committees where the fine details of plans and decisions are made and brought forward to the main termly business meetings for final approval and adoption.