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Attendance/Absences

Absence

For your child to benefit fully from their education they should attend school every day unless the reason for the absence is unavoidable.   The school office must be notified of all absences at the earliest opportunity. The School has the legal responsibility to decide if the absence should be authorised or unauthorised. Holidays during term time are never authorised.

 

Illness

If your child is unwell and unable to attend school please contact the school office as early as possible on the first day of absence. You can do this by phone, email, text or in person at the school office.

 

Medical appointments

Routine Doctor and dental appointments should be made outside of school hours. Where this is unavoidable, the school office should be made aware of all medical appointments and should be provided with a copy of the appointment letter or card. Wherever possible please only take your child out of school for the time of the appointment and necessary travel time. 

 

Any other absence

For all other types of absence an absence request form must be completed. You can obtain a form from the school office or download it below.  Absence requests will be reviewed by the Head teacher and will only be authorised in exceptional circumstances. Absence requests should be made in advance.

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