We expect children to attend every session of school during the academic year unless they have a valid reason for absence, eg medical, music exams etc.

We urge parents not to interrupt their children's education by taking them out of school for holidays.

A change in government guidelines means that we cannot authorise holidays in term time.

Parents should put all requests for planned absences on the form available here or from the school office.

You can download the:  Authorised Leave of Absence During Term Time form (9 KB)

It is a statutory requirement that schools record the reasons for a pupil's absence from school.

The Headteacher may authorise absence in exceptional circumstances. We will take into account the child's overall attendance in considering exceptional circumstances. If this falls below 90%, absence will not be authorised.

If a child is absent for more than 20 consecutive sessions (10 school days) without authorisation, their name can be removed from the school register.

If a child arrives in school late, after registers have closed at 9.10am, we will record this as unauthorised absence.

We may contact the Education Welfare officer if a child is persistently late, or attendance falls below 90%.

You risk being fined if you take children on unauthorised holidays during term-time, or don't ensure your child attends school regularly.