Good attendance at school is proven to lead to good academic results. Attendance at all school sessions is required by law. The only exceptions to this are in cases of illness or where the Headteacher has granted special leave of absence. Holidays during term-time will not be authorised. If you wish to request a leave of absence due to exceptional circumstances, please request complete the form below and return to the School Office.
If your child is going to be absent from school, please call or email the school office to report the absence before 9am. Our school office team will call you if your child is absent and we do not know the reason. If we are unable to reach the primary contact, we will endeavour to establish a reason for the absence from one of the other contacts listed for the child.
To help with the smooth running of the system, please ensure you follow the school’s procedure:
- Inform the school if your child is going to be absent from school by phone call or email;
- Provide a doctor’s certificate if the illness is prolonged and/or the school requests a copy;
- Advise the school if your child is going to be late for any reason.
Parents/carers are asked most not to arrange these appointments during school sessions, except in cases of urgency, so that considerable interference with school work is avoided. Please do not keep children out of school for the whole day unless absolutely necessary. If your child has to have a medical or dental appointment during school time, please inform the school office in advance.
Children leaving or arriving at school during the school day must be signed in or out at the School Office by their parent/carer or authorised adult.