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It is every parent’s legal responsibility to ensure that their child attends school.

If your child is absent for any reason, please contact school before 8.50am, giving the reason for absence, and on every further days of absence (except where a doctor’s report has already been provided indicating an expected return date) School will contact parents before 10am if a call or email has not been received. Ensure your child returns to school as soon as possible.  Provide any medical evidence, if requested, to support the absence.  Proactively contact school for support if you are concerned about your child’s attendance by speaking to the class teacher in the first instance.

For any medical appointments during school time, please inform the class teacher and the school officer along with evidence of the appointment.

For any other leave of absence during school time, a leave of absence request form needs to be filled in.  We do not authorise any holidays during school time and if taken this may result in an Education Penalty Notice fine of £60 per parent.

All attendance is closely monitored by school and the local authority.