The School’s Expectation We set very high standards with regard to attendance. Your child should be in school every day unless he or she is ill. If your child is absent for any reason, please ring the school and select the absence line option or fill in this form on the first day of absence. Unexplained absences are always queried by calling home.

Time off during term time Please note that whenever possible medical and dental appointments should be booked outside school hours. When this is not possible, please complete this form and email it to . Children should return to school promptly after appointments and be signed out and in at the welcome desk.

Holidays in term time Please note the Head Teacher may not authorise absence in term time except in exceptional circumstances. Please read carefully the form above and submit it in an email to the school office

Deciding Factors for Accepting Absence Requests When considering a Request for Leave of Absence, the Head Teacher will take the following into account: – the effect the absence will have on the child’s education and ability to achieve – the overall pattern of attendance and punctuality – the age of the child – the child’s stage of education – the time of year (SATs or assessments) – the particular family circumstances


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