Absence from school
The DfE expects every school age child to be in school, on time, each day.
All absences are recorded and we are required to publish figures for both authorised and unauthorised absences.
If your child is unwell, you are asked to ring the office as early as possible and leave a message on the school answer phone. If your child has sickness / diarrhoea, they must stay away from school for 48 hours following their last episode of sickness or diarrhoea.
We notify parents of term dates well in advance and ask that holidays are not taken during term time as it is very disruptive to a child’s education.
If you need to take your child out of school for any reason, an application must be made in writing to the Headteacher at least two weeks prior to the event.
We expect all children to be in school on time. The school days begins at 8.50am. Playgrounds are not manned by a member of staff before or after school and children remain under the responsibility of their parents until they are in the school building. Children arriving after 8.55am need to report to the main school office where they will be marked as late.
If you need to collect or return your child to school at any point during the school day, you will need to sign him/her in and out at the school office