Absence & Attendance
Our aim is to encourage a positive attitude towards attending school, by both parents and children. We have therefore established procedures whereby parents and the school understand, appreciate and support the need for regular attendance.
If a child is ill, then parents are requested to telephone the school before 9.30am explaining the nature of the illness and if possible the expected date of return. On return, parents are asked to send in a note confirming the illness and period of absence. If the school has not been informed by 9.30am the school will contact the parents. If parents know in advance that their child needs to be absent for a any reason e.g. medical treatment, religious observance. Holidays in term time will not be authorised unless there are exceptional circumstances. If you feel this is the case you are asked to make an appointment with the headteacher to discuss the circumstances before booking the holiday.
We actively discourage lateness. The register is taken at 8:55am and closes at 9am. Please ensure your child is registered with the school office should you arrive after this time. If a child is persistently late the Headteacher will discuss this with the parents and inform the Educational Welfare Officer. Any child arriving after 9.20am will receive a U code in the register. At the end of the school year this will appear as an unauthorised absence.