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Pupils should aim for a consistently high attendance rate; the target is a minimum of 97% for all pupils over the course of the academic year.

The School must be informed of any unavoidable absence by means of a phone-call or e-mail before 8.30am on the day of absence and any subsequent days of absence.

Medical or dental appointments should avoided during school hours. An appointment card or note should be presented to the school office beforehand if this is the case.

Any pupil who feels ill during School hours should report to their class teacher, who will report to the school office. Parents or carers will be contacted if necessary.

Leave of Absence

Holidays are not allowed during term-time, as this is disruptive to both the pupil and to the group.

The Government has made it clear that schools should not authorise any leave of absence during term time unless there are very exceptional circumstances.

If a parent/carer wants leave of absence for their child, they should seek permission well in advance. Forms to request leave of absence are available from the school office.

We reserve the right to refer specific unauthorised absences to our Education Welfare Service, who may deem it appropriate to issue a fixed penalty notice.