As a school we want all our children to achieve and key to this achievement is school attendance. Every single day a child is absent from school equates to a day of lost learning, which is why your child's attendance is important.
Please see the letters below which outline attendance levels and authorised/unauthorised leave during term time.
If you have any queries regarding your child's attendance, please contact Ms Bairstow in the school office.
If your child is absent from school, please contact the school office or leave a message on the attendance line stating your name, your child's name and form, and the reason for absence. If you are unable to call please email firstname.lastname@example.org before 9.30am, or you may receive a text stating your child is not in school and this will be recorded as an unauthorised absence.
Leave of Absence from School Request
Amendments to the Education (Student Registration) (England) Regulations 2006, in force from 1st September 2013, make clear that headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances.
In exceptional circumstances, when leave of absence is granted, the Headteacher will determine the number of school days a child or young person can be away from school.
Parents should not plan for their child to be absent from school without gaining prior agreement. Requests for a planned leave of absence under exceptional circumstances should be made at least 4 weeks in advance of the start date of the requested absence, by completing the Holiday Absence Request Form in the document below and returning to the Attendance Officer. The Headteacher cannot retrospectively authorise a planned absence.