If your child is absent, for whatever reason, please let the office know by phoning on the first day of absence and then in writing when your child returns to school.

Notification of absence is very important so we ask you to comply with this request at all times. If your child is absent and we have not heard from you then we will try to contact you. If we are not given a reason for the absence within 14 days then the absence will be recorded as ‘unauthorised’.

Please ensure that your contact details are up to date so that we can contact you immediately if there is an emergency or if your child is ill.

Approval for days off must be obtained in advance through consultation with the headteacher. Please note that holidays in term time cannot be authorised.

Late Procedures

As learning in school starts promptly at 9am, registers are taken at 8.55am. Those arriving late in school (i.e. after 9am) are marked as late and those arriving after registers have closed (i.e. after 9.15am) will have an unauthorised late mark. These affect your child’s attendance. 

If your child accrues 3 late marks, a letter will be sent to bring this to your attention.

Please support us and your child's education by ensuring they are in school by 8.55am so they they do not miss learning time.

Attendance Letter

Education Attendance Charter

Please see our policies page for our Attendance Policy

Guide for parents on school attendance


Should i keep my child off school

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