Children should arrive at school in good time, but we request that unless they are attending breakfast club, please do not arrive before 8.30am when we will open the school gates. As I’m sure you are aware, parents/carers are legally responsible for their child’s attendance at school and must ensure regular attendance.
If your child is absent for any reason - please inform the school in person, by telephone or in writing. Proof of appointments also applies to children who need to leave during the day for any medical checks or treatment.
Attendance records are kept and published annually as required by law. Children will not normally be allowed to leave the premises for medical appointments, unless a note or personal call has been received, and parents/carers (over 18 yrs) must collect children if they are to leave school during the school day.
Attendance records of all pupils are monitored fortnightly by the Headteacher and the Attendance Officer. We will contact parents/carers whenever we are concerned about the levels of absence.
Due to legislation we are unable to grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances which doesn’t include a holiday. Therefore, any unauthorised absence (5 days or more within a term) will result in an immediate penalty notice of £60 per child, per parent.