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Late/Absence Procedures

Attendance and Absence from School


To ensure all our children receive their full entitlement to teaching and learning opportunities, we actively promote good attendance and punctuality. A copy of the Attendance Policy is available from school.  Local Authority Staff are attached to the school and review the attendance registers regularly.  Visits will be made to parents at home in cases of irregular attendance or frequent lateness, and in extreme cases, where other approaches have failed, the Local Authority will issue a Fixed Penalty Notice.


If your child is unwell and unable to attend school, please telephone to let us know on the first day of their absence by 10:00am. After your child returns to school following an absence, please send a note to the teacher. If we do not receive an explanation from you, then your child will receive an unauthorised absence mark. If your child has been sick or had diarrhoea, please give them 24 hours away from school to recover.  The school may request a letter from your doctor to verfiy an absence for children who are absent regularly.


You will be required to complete a form if you want to take a holiday in term time, and a meeting with the Headteacher is likely to be arranged. However, we strongly discourage holidays during term time. Holidays taken in term time without permission or where permission has been refused may result in the Local Authority issuing a Fixed Penalty Notice.