Attendance & Absence
Regular attendance and punctuality are very important if children are to achieve their educational potential. Parents have a legal responsibility to ensure that this happens.
If your child is unable to come to school, we must be informed by a responsible adult by 9.30 a.m. on the morning of the first day of absence. Acceptable reasons for absence are sickness, medical/dental treatment, bereavement, religious observance, exclusion and external exams. Such absences are considered ‘authorised’.
Leave of absence can only be granted in exceptional circumstances. Requests for all known absences must be made on the appropriate form, available from the School Office or downloaded from this site.
‘Unauthorised’ absences are those for which permission is not granted or for which an explanation is not received - children may be considered to have ‘truanted’.