It is important to establish regular and prompt attendance at school. We value parents and children’s efforts to attend school on time and regularly. Of course it is important that when children are not well that they are properly cared for. Please do let the school know when your child is absent due to sickness or for any other reason. Holidays will not be authorized in term time. Absence for leave will only be granted in exceptional circumstances and at the discretion of the Headteacher. Children’s attendance should reach at least 95% in any academic year.



Absence from School

If a child is away from school please inform the school by telephone on the first day of absence and keep the school informed if the absence is longer than two days. On return to school a letter confirming the reason for the absence should be handed in to your child’s class teacher.


Authorised absence:

  • Absence due to illness, medical or dental treatment (please provide evidence of appointment).
  • Absence due to educational visits, school trips, etc.
  • All other absences are unauthorized:
  • Lateness is unauthorized absence unless this is due to illness or medical appointments. Please provide the school with a written and dated letter explaining the absence.


Children arriving at or leaving school during school hours:

If your child arrives at school after the start of the school day or has to leave before the end of the school day for any reason, could you please come to the school office. The secretary will then collect/deliver your child from/to their classroom and record their presence/absence in the class register. All children taken out or returned in school time must be signed in or out at the office. Parents should not collect children from classes – this is done by a member of school staff.