Sickness Absence

It is important that all children are punctual and attend school regularly.  School should be notified if your child is going to be absent.  You can advise school by telephoning the school office on 01772 422503, or leaving a message on the absence line.  You can also email or use the contact form on this website.  If we do not receive a message about your child's absence by 9.00am, we will ring you.  If we are unable to contact you, the absence will be recorded as unauthorised.

Children arriving late

Children will be marked late in the register when they arrive between 9.00am and 9.30am.  Children who arrive after 9.30am will be marked in the register as unauthorised absence.

Medical Appointments

Where possible, these should be made out of school hours.  However, we understand that this is not always possible.  If your child has a medical appointment, please notify school and we require a copy of the appointment card/letter for our attendance records.

Holidays in Term Time

Holidays cannot be authorised in term time.  A holiday request form must be completed in advance of the holiday.  Penalty notices maybe issued to parents taking children out of school in term time unless these are exceptional circumstances.  


Late/Absence Procedures