It is obviously very important that children attend school regularly and we look forward to working in partnership with you to support your children’s learning and their individual needs to help them maximise their attendance and achieve their potential. Regular attendance at school means that your child can make the most of their education, improving their chances in adult life. School is also vital for developing your child’s social skills such as:
We are required to keep and monitor records of attendance, absence and lateness and the details are submitted to the Local Authority (LA). When children are away from school please telephone us by 8.45am on each day of absence or as soon as practicably possible.
Could you please notify the school on the first day of an unplanned absence by 8.45am or as soon as practically possible. Please contact the office (01229 718279). We will mark absence due to illness as authorised unless the school has a genuine concern about the authenticity of the illness. If the absence continues, please contact the office each day to update the school. We will advise you if your child needs to remain at home for a certain amount of time, dependent on the illness / infection. If your child is advised to remain at home but is physically well, we will commence interactive remote learning.
Attending a medical or dental appointment will be counted as authorised as long as you notify the school in advance of the appointment. Please contact the office (01229 718279) to inform the school of the appointment. However, we encourage you to make medical and dental appointments out of school hours where possible. Where this is not possible, the pupil should be out of school for the minimum amount of time necessary.
The headteacher will only grant a leave of absence to pupils during term time if they consider there to be 'exceptional circumstances'. A leave of absence is granted at the headteacher’s discretion.
The school considers each application for term-time absence individually, taking into account the specific facts, circumstances and relevant context behind the request.
Valid reasons for authorised absence include:
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If you require further information, please contact us.