Children are encouraged to arrive promptly, ready to enter school at the latest for 8.55 a.m. Achievement is affected by absence from school, spoiling the continuity of children’s learning.
We ask that parents only keep children away from school for medical reasons or extreme circumstances. It is requested that dental and medical appointments take place out of school hours, whenever possible.
Regulations require schools to register absences as:
(where a letter or phone call is received promptly explaining illness or medical appointments).
(where no explanation is offered for a child’s absence).
Unauthorised absences appear on your child’s annual report.
We insist that parents notify us promptly, with reasons, if a child is absent from school. In line with County guidance, the school will contact the parents on the first day of absence if no explanation is received. Absence without an explanation may involve the school taking statutory measures.
The school rewards good attendance and sees attendance and punctuality as important life skills.
You can report your child’s absence by telephoning the school and leaving a message with your name, pupil’s name and class, reason for absence and expected date of return.
You can also complete the Contact Us form in on our website.
You can view or download our Attendance Policy in the School Policies section of our website.