Absence from school
If your child is going to be absent from school because of illness, please ring school before 8.30am and leave a message for the Attendance Officer, ext 223.
If your child is absent and we have not been notified of a reason, you will be contacted by the school directly from 9.30am onwards.
Please write a note in your child’s planner if they need to leave school for an appointment. All students must sign out at Reception if they are leaving the school site and they must be collected by an adult. Unfortunately, we are not able to let children walk up the High Street unaccompanied.
Leave of Absence from School Request
Amendments to the Education (Student Registration) (England) Regulations 2006, in force from 1st September 2013, make clear that headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances.
In exceptional circumstances, when leave of absence is granted, the Headteacher will determine the number of school days a child or young person can be away from school.
Parents should not plan for their child to be absent from school without gaining prior agreement. Requests for a planned leave of absence under exceptional circumstances should be made at least 4 weeks in advance of the start date of the requested absence, by completing the Leave of Absence Request Form in the document below and return it to the Attendance Officer. The Headteacher cannot retrospectively authorise a planned absence.
Documents linked below:
Absence From School Exceptional Circumstances PDF
Attendance Policy PDF