Absence from school

Appointments at the doctor, dentist, hospitals and clinics should be notified to the school in advance, by completing an absence form.

If a child is ill parents/guardians are asked to ring the school office before 9 am leaving the child's name and reason for absence.  We ask that parents/guardians leave a message each day that the child is absent.  If a pupil is going to be in late due to a medical appointment please let the office know if they would like a hot dinner on their return in order that we can provide the kitchen with numbers for catering.

We would also appreciate a note for unavoidable lateness, for not taking part in Physical Education lessons and for leaving school during school hours. Pupils may not leave school during school hours unless accompanied by a parent/guardian  or a recognised representative of the parent/guardian. Parents are asked to write a letter to the Headteacher requesting permission for their child/children to be absent due to a holiday booked in term time.