We take attendance and punctuality extremely seriously. If your child is absent from school, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can authorise the absence in our register. We are now required by law to publish all unauthorised absences and we cannot authorise them unless we have a note, a phone call or a verbal message from an adult.
Children with vomiting and diarrhoea should be kept off school. They can return 48 hours after their last episode of symptoms.
We are only allowed to authorise certain categories of absence. If your child is genuinely ill then this is authorised. If you go on holiday during term time you must complete a holiday request form (available from the school office) as soon as you know the dates of your intended holiday. Holidays during term time must be authorised by the Headteacher. Please remember that your child will miss valuable work if away during term time and requests may well be unauthorised. If permission is not given for the holiday then a penalty charge may be issued should you go ahead and take your child out of school.
We have a number of initiatives in school to encourage and highlight good attendance. This includes a weekly competition between classes to win ‘Attendance Ted’ and our two ‘Punctuality Pups’. We also regularly give out certificates to praise and acknowledge children who attend well.