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Late/Absence Procedures



We do not expect children to be taken out of school for holidays in term time. All parents, who wish to take a holiday in term time must complete a request form (available in the school office).  The request will be reviewed by the Headteacher and will only be authorised in exceptional circumstances.


The Headteacher is very conscious of the pressure on families and the fact that holidays are much cheaper in term time. However, teachers are also aware of the impact on children’s learning and friendships when they are absent from school. 




You will appreciate that by law children must attend school regularly.  Periods of absence are harmful to a child’s education and need to be kept to a minimum.  If your child is absent it is important that you notify the school by telephone on the first day of absence and on subsequent days.  In addition, a note of explanation is required on the day of return to school.


For visits to a dentist or doctor during school time, we need either a letter or telephone call to keep us informed.  If your child has to go out of school during the day, then he or she must be collected from school via the secretary’s office by the parent.         

Please see the document below regarding attendance/leave of absence and lateness. Please note if your child arrives after 9.00am, they will be marked as late. If they arrive after 9.15am it will qualify as unauthorised absence.