Absence

Absence from school
If your child is absent due to illness, please telephone school in the morning, if possible to let us know that they will not be in. If your child needs to be absent for any other reason, e.g. family emergency, religious observance – please notify your child’s class teacher or the school office directly. A member of the office staff will ring the home of any child who is absent from school unless school has been informed of a reason.

Children out of school during school hours
If you need to remove your child from school during the day, for example, an unavoidable appointment, please notify your child’s class teacher in advance, in writing if at all possible. When you collect your child, please go to the main office. If it is a last minute appointment, please inform school as soon as possible.

Term-time absence requests
From September 2013 the Government introduced radical new legislation regarding absences from school. The revised regulations state that Headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are ‘exceptional circumstances’. Previous thresholds allowing up to ten school days per year for the purpose of family holidays in term time no longer exist. Full guidance and procedures for parents are available from the school office.