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Attendance

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Illness

Please be aware that the absence or illness of a child is not expected to affect the education of their brothers and sisters.  If a child has an appointment or is ill, arrangements should be made to ensure that their siblings attend school normally.

What we ask of parents:

  • Inform the school the first morning of absence on 01666 837604 giving the reason
  • Keep the school informed if absence is to be longer
  • On return to school, make sure your child takes a note explaining absence
  • If you cannot make doctor/dentist appointments out of school time, your child should come to school before the appointment and return to school afterwards, signing your child’s name in the book held at the school office

What we will do:

  • Contact parents at home or at work if we do not hear from you by 10.00am on the first morning of absence

Attendance Matters

Why is it important for your child to attend school regularly?

  • It gives your child the best possible start in life
  • They will be able to keep up with their learning
  • They will have better future employment prospects
  • They will be at less risk of becoming victims of crime
  • They will be less likely to become involved in anti-social behaviour
  • It is the law
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Absence in Term Time

Amendments have been made to the 2006 regulations in the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013. These amendments came into force on 1 September 2013 and removed references to family holiday and extended leave as well as the statutory threshold of ten school days. The amendments make it clear that headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Parents should also be aware that by taking children out of school they may be issued with a penalty notice for periods of unauthorised holiday absence.