Regular and punctual school attendance is very important and we know from many studies that children who attend well do better in school. Our family support worker tracks all children's attendance and will discuss with any families any concerns about absence.
We would also like to remind parents that, except in an emergency, all GP and dental appointments should be made outside school hours. Please inform school, at the earliest opportunity, if your child is not attending school due to illness.
In September 2013, the rules around absence from school were changed by the Department for Education (DfE). There is no longer any entitlement to absence due to holidays. Headteachers and Governors can only consider absence during term time, where the absence is for exceptional reasons. All planned absence must be agreed in advance and families are advised that unauthorised absence may incur a fine of £60 which rises to £120 if not paid promptly. If you wish your child to be considered for absence during term time, you are asked to fill in the form below with as much information as possible.