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Late/Absence Procedures


Good attendance is vital to ensure your child is happy in school and makes good progress.  We award 100% attendance certificates at the end of every term and the end of the school year.

If a child is too ill to come to school or may pass infection to others they should not attend.  If this is the case please inform the office before 9.00am on the first day of absence and provide a note explaining the reason for absence when your child returns to school. 

Our Attendance Policy provides further details on term time absence.  If a parent needs to request term time absence they must inform the Headteacher in writing using the Term Time Absence form.  Leave of absence will not be authorised unless there are exceptional circumstances prevailing. 

In accordance with the law, the school has the option to refer families to the local authority for taking unauthorised leave, this can result in a fixed penalty notice of £60.  This can rise to £120 if not paid within prescribed timescales and, further delay still, may result in criminal prosecution at the Magistrates Court and a fine of up to £1000 plus costs.

Further information can be found in the code of conduct below.