London Road, Basildon, Essex SS16 4QA

01268 552160 - All Enquiries please contact - Mrs Karen Mulreany - School Administration Officer

Vange Primary School And Nursery

Small School - Big Ambitions!

Small School - Big Ambitions!


Vange Primary School expects every child to attend school regularly, on time and properly equipped and ready to learn.

Mission statement

We are a small, friendly and caring school with high expectations for every pupil.

Our aim is to create lifelong learners by providing a truly inclusive education within a healthy and safe environment. We strive to promote a respectful atmosphere amongst the school and its wider community.

Through an inspirational and balanced curriculum each child is encouraged, supported and given equal opportunities to reach their potential, enabling them to be fully prepared for life in the future.


We believe that children can only learn effectively if they attend school regularly. It is important too, that children arrive and leave school on time. It is equally important that children should not be at school if they are unwell.

  • Vange Primary School will encourage good attendance and will communicate with Parents as soon as possible if there is a problem with attendance or punctuality.
  •  Vange Primary School staff will set a good example in matters of attendance and punctuality and will promptly investigate all absenteeism and lateness.
  • Vange Primary School will work in partnership with parents and each child to resolve issues which affect attendance or punctuality, as quickly as possible.
  • Vange Primary School will include in the individual yearly reports to parents on achievement their child’s attendance levels.

 Further information regarding attendance may be found in our Attendance Policy

At Vange Primary School we expect all our children to attend at least 96% of the time to achieve good attendance.  This is the benchmark set by Ofsted and schools are judged against it on inspections.  The Local Authority Attendance Team have published a guide to Learning Hours Lost detailing the impact on learning that poor attendance can have.


Links to documents:

Application for leave of absence during term time

Attendance Policy 2020