All absences must be explained verbally or by letter/email from the child's parent/carer.
Absence from school is normally only authorised for the following reasons:
- unavoidable dental or medical appointments;
- days of religious observance;
- exceptional family circumstances e.g. bereavement;
- sitting examinations for secondary transfers or other external examinations.
To leave details of your child's absence please call the School Office on 01442 406520, select option 1 for Absences. Please call before 8:45am on the morning of the absence and provide your child's name, the reason for their absence and any details of the illness if appropriate.
Please also inform the school office if your child needs to leave school during the day for an appointment.
The school monitors attendance regularly and when a child's attendance falls below 90% we will contact parents/carers.
Further details of authorised and unauthorised absences, persistent absence and the school's monitoring process can be found in the policy below.