How do I report my child’s absence?
Please call the school on each day of absence stating the reason why your child is absent. For safeguarding reasons, we would ask that you telephone the school before 9:15 a.m. to report a child's absence from school. If we do not receive a message regarding a child's absence, the school will contact you.
Regular and punctual attendance at school is a legal requirement and a responsibility shared by parents /carers and the school. The Headteacher is available to discuss any issues or problems you may have regarding attendance or punctuality. If your child’s absence falls below 90%, you will be advised of this by letter from the Headteacher. If your child’s attendance falls below 85% advice will be taken from the Education Welfare service.
Can I take my child on holiday during school time?
In September 2013 the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 came into force. These regulations make it clear that Headteachers should not grant approval for any leave of absence during term-time, including holidays, unless there are exceptional circumstances.
Any requests should be on an official school absence request form and handed into the school office for consideration prior to any holiday/leave arrangements being made.
You may be issued with a Penalty Notice should leave be taken which is not authorised.