We expect all children on roll to attend every day, when the School is in session, as long as they are fit and healthy enough to do so. We do all we can to encourage the children to attend, and to put in place appropriate procedures. We believe that the most important factor in promoting good attendance is development of positive attitudes towards School. To this end, we strive to make our School a happy and rewarding experience for all children. We will also make the best provision we can for those children who, due to ill health, are prevented from coming to School.


Illness and Medical Appointments

 Every effort should be made to arrange medical appointments outside School hours. If it is necessary for a child to be out of School for this reason, the child should be returned to School directly after the appointment.

 The School Office should be informed by 9am on the first day of a child’s absence through illness and then each morning, if appropriate, for the duration of the absence.


Absence Requests

 Pupil absence during term time can seriously disrupt a pupil’s continuity of learning and potentially the learning of others. Parents are therefore strongly urged to avoid absence in term time. However, in exceptional circumstances, at the discretion of the Head teacher, the Head teacher may choose to grant a leave of absence.

 An absence that has not been agreed by the Head teacher will be recorded as unauthorised. Authorisation will not be granted retrospectively.

 Please see the attached guidance and Absence request form.


Absence Request Guidance

 Absence Request Form