As parents/carers it is your legal responsibility to ensure that your child comes to school regularly.
Attending school every day helps your child:
- To take part in all lessons, access all learning and reach their full potential
- To be involved in every aspect of school life
- To have a structured routine
- To make friends and develop social skills
- To feel part of the school community
- To value and understand the importance of education
- To have greater success throughout Secondary school
Coming to school on time every day helps your child:
- To be ready for learning and not miss any learning opportunities
- To settle into the day
- To get into good habits further down their school career and work in the future
Impact on your child’s learning:
WHEN YOUR CHILD IS UNWELL
If your child is unwell and unable to attend school, we ask that you call the school office by 8.30 am to let us know of the absence. We will require your child’s name, class and reason.
Requests for Absence
HOLIDAYS – as a school, we are NOT permitted to authorise any holidays taken outside of the term dates. The termly dates can be found on our website, in newsletters or via the school office. These are published at the end and the start of each school year. Any absence taken for this, will be coded as UNAUTHORISED.
If you require leave from school, for whatever reason, you must obtain a ‘Request form’ from the school office. It is always appreciated if requests are made prior to any arrangements being made.