Attendance 

Regular attendance is very important right from the start. If your child is too unwell to come to school, please phone or email the school office before 09.00am and keep us updated on each subsequent day of absence, or after a period of time agreed with the school. You should be specific about their reason for non-attendance: it is not sufficient to simply say that they are unwell. If your child does not attend school and you have not contacted us to say that she or he is ill, we will telephone you. If we are unable to contact you, we may have to contact welfare services.

Advice from the NHS as to when your child can return to school following an illness can be found here.

We recognise that it is sometimes difficult to arrange medical and dental appointments outside of school hours but ask that you do so whenever possible. 

No child is allowed to leave school during school hours without the permission of the Headteacher. Any request from parents to collect children early should be directed to the Head unless previously agreed.  

Children arriving after 08.55am will be marked as late on the register. Please bring your child to the school office so that a member of staff can take them to their class. You will need to sign your child in via the book in reception. 

 

Absence during term time 

The law states that children must attend school every day that school is open unless they are too ill to attend or have advance permission from the Headteacher for term-time leave. Headteachers have some discretion to authorise absence in term time for significant family events. Applications will be considered individually but will generally be authorised only for family events where the date is out of the family’s control, such as visiting a sick relative or a wedding. 

All requests for term time leave-of-absence must be made in person to the Headteacher at least two weeks in advance, unless the situation is an emergency. Parents should complete an absence form obtainable from the school office.