Our Attendance for 2017-18 was 96.1%
Your child's attendance is very important...
if your child is not in school they are not learning!
We need your help to keep our attendance above 96%.
If your child is unwell please contact the school office before the start of the school day. If the illness continues you must contact the office again each day to update us.
If your child is absent and you have not informed the school, we will telephone you requesting an explanation for their absence.
When your child returns to school you should send in a letter explaining their absence.
Head lice can be a problem in school and we would ask that you treat your child’s hair before attending school as head lice is not an acceptable reason for absence.
Term time holidays/leave of absence
All requests for holidays/leave of absence will be considered on an individual basis. Family holiday requests will not normally be authorised except in extremely exceptional circumstances and will only be granted at the discretion of the Headteacher.
This follows the advice of The Department of Education. They strongly discourage term-time holidays: “Schools must remember that they can only approve absence for family holidays if they consider that there are special reasons which warrant the holiday. Holiday prices and the fact that parents have booked a holiday before checking with the school are not special reasons. Absence for a family holiday can result in pupils with poor attendance becoming persistent absentees.”
(Further information on advice regarding attendance is available on the DfE website. A copy of the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006 is available on the UK Statute Law Database.)