Pupil Attendance

ABSENCES FROM SCHOOL - IMPORTANT

IF YOUR CHILD IS UNWELL, OR UNABLE TO ATTEND SCHOOL FOR ANOTHER REASON, PLEASE CALL THE SCHOOL RECEPTION BEFORE 9.00AM ON THE FIRST DAY OF ABSENCE.  TELEPHONE 01895 443310.

Reception opens at 8.00am, or you can leave a message on the answer machine before that.  The School phone number is 01895 443310.

Please state:  

  • The child's name
  • Tutor Group (if possible)
  • Reason for absence (eg - unwell)
  • The day you expect your child to return to school

Please phone again if the expected date of return changes.  Thank you.

Please follow up the absence with a note in your child's Link Book or a letter or email to the class teacher.

MEDICAL AND OTHER APPOINTMENTS

If your child has a medical or dental appointment during the school day, please ensure you inform the class teacher, via the link book, in advance.   Please ensure you inform the Transport Department of any changes to transport.  We also need a copy of the appointment letter or card to keep on your child's attendance record.

Please do not ask your child's Transport Escort to pass on messages regarding absence, illness or appointments.  This information should be relayed by phone call from a parent, followed by a letter or note in the link book directly to the school. 

HOLIDAY OR LEAVE DURING TERM TIME

We do not authorise holiday during term time.    If your child requires leave due to exceptional circumstances please put your request in writing to the Head Teacher, Mrs Rigby.  If leave is not authorised you are at risk of receiving a fixed penalty notice.  See Exceptional Leave for further information.