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Late/Absence Procedures


We encourage children to come to school through attendance awards. The class with the highest attendance levels each week is recognised in assembly. Children with attendance of lower than 90% will be contacted by the school to help us work together to bring the attendance back up to average levels.


Absence (illness and medical appointments)

If your child is ill, or has a medical appointment, you need to ring the office on the first day of their absence to let us know. If you do not, we will phone you so that we can be sure that you child is safe, this takes us time, therefore we really appreciate it when parents ring us to let us know their child can’t attend school. When your child returns to school we need you to send them with a signed note letting us know why they were away, even if you have already phoned us.
For guidance on how long your child needs to be off school if they are ill please use the link below for advice


Leave in exceptional circumstances

In exceptional circumstances you may need to take your child out of school. If you believe the reasons for needing time out of school are exceptional there is a form that you can complete, (please see link below).’ Please return the completed form to school at least two weeks before the required dates so that we can let you know whether or not the absence can be authorised.