If your child is too ill to attend school, or has a doctor’s appointment, please let us know as soon as possible. You can call into the office, telephone or send a message with another adult. We operate a ‘School Safe’ policy, if we do not hear from you by 9.00am on the first day of absence, we will worry that your child has got lost on the way to school and we will contact you to check. For this reason it is very important that school has up to date contact numbers. Please save us the worry and let us know!
When a child is absent, we record the absence as ‘authorised’ or ‘unauthorised’. An ‘unauthorised’ absence is where the child’s parent/carer does not inform the school of the reason for the absence, or when the Headteacher considers the reason for the absence is not a valid one. The school authorises absences when parents/carers notify school by letter, telephone or in person and the school considers that the absence is reasonable.
The LEA and the government monitor school’s attendance. Each year we are set attendance targets by the LEA.
Please help us to reduce our authorised absences by making non-essential appointments out of school hours, and taking vacations in the school holiday period.