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Attendance

It is very important that children attend school regularly. We are required to keep and monitor records of attendance, absence and lateness. When children are away from school please mark them as absent on Studybugs. Wherever possible, medical appointments should be made outside of the school day.

 

Regular attendance at school means that your child can make the most of their education, settle in at school and make and develop friendships.

 

In particular, it is important that you don’t take holidays in term time as it disrupts your child’s learning.

 

Attendance also includes late arrivals or early departures.  These all have a significant effect on your child's learning and how they settle into class and understand what is happening in lessons every day.  

 

School starts at 9.00am.  Children can be brought in to school from 8.40am.

 

For more information please see our Attendance Policy.

 

Important Information for Parents/ Carers

 

  • The Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006 as amended by Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2013 only allows Head Teacher to authorise leave of absence (for any purpose) in exceptional circumstances.
  • If the exceptional circumstances are agreed, the Head Teacher will determine the length of the absence authorised.
  • Request for Leave of Absence should be made in advance and before any arrangements confirmed or money committed.
  • If Leave of Absence is granted, please contact school to discuss measures to minimise the impact of the absence on your child's academic progress

 

Requesting a leave of absence in exceptional circumstances.


Please note: Parents do not have any legal entitlement to take their child on holiday in term time.