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Late/Absence Procedures

Regular attendance is important to your child's success, children are expected to come to school every day.

Attendance and achievement are closely linked and good habits, developed early in life do have an impact on levels of achievement.


If pupils are ill, parents/carers are expected to telephone the school before 10am on the first day of absence. We would ask that contact is always made by a parent/carer wherever possible, if we don’t hear from you and we therefore don’t know why your child is absent we will try to contact you.


Registration takes place at 9am for all morning and full time children, classroom doors are closed at 9.05am and children who arrive after this time must report to the school office.


The Health Protection Agency issue guidance to schools and other childcare settings recommending the actions to be taken to prevent the spread of infection e.g. recommended periods to be kept away from school. Use the link below to view a copy of this guidance.


We will work with parents and the education welfare service to improve attendance where a pupil's attendance percentage falls below the school’s expectation and becomes a concern.

Leave/Holidays During Term Time

Any absence from school will have an impact on your child’s learning and as such leave/holidays during term are strongly discouraged, where this can’t be avoided you must complete a leave request form (available from the school office).


When considering requests for leave during term time, we will take into account the circumstances of your request, Local Authority guidelines and issues such as your child’s current attendance and may request supporting information such as a letter from your employer to assist us in making a decision. You will be notified in writing of the schools decision.

To view more information about current attendance rates, use the link below.