Attendance & Absence

Regular attendance is a must in order for your child to achieve the best from their education.

If your child is ill or you have an unavoidable reason to take them out of school, please read the information below to help you with this decision.  

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Holidays during Term Time

The Government has amended regulations for taking holidays in term time and these new regulations come into effect from September 2013.

Head teachers have the discretion to grant leave, but they should only do so in exceptional circumstances. If a head teacher grants a leave request, it will be for them to determine the length of time that the child can be away from school. This leave is unlikely, however, to be granted for the purposes of a family holiday. Parents can be fined for taking their child on holiday during term time without consent from the school.

To make an absence request, please download the form below and send to the office as early in advance of the absence as possible.

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Please contact the school if you wish to discuss this with the Headteacher.

Medical Advice

Please notify school of any special medical problems which may affect your child whilst at school or on a visit.

Children who are unwell should not be sent to school, but if your doctor has advised that your child needs medication during school hours please complete an Administration of Prescribed Medicine form on Weduc. For non-prescribed items such as paracetamol tablets, cough medicines etc. please complete an Administration of over the counter medicine form on Weduc.

Please see the link below for guidance: