Attendance

 

Good attendance at school is absolutely vital to ensure your child makes the best possible progress.
 

The government has issued new statutory guidance on attendance from Sept 2013. Schools are now unable to authorise any holiday absence except under exceptional circumstances. The revised attendance policy is attached here:

Attendance Policy version 7 June 2016.docx

 

The new absence request form  - to be used for any type of absence - is attached below. Please be aware that there are very few reasons where absence will be authorised.

 

Absence request form NEW Sept 2015.doc

 

If you exceed more than 10 sessions (5 days) of unauthorised absence, you may be liable for a Penalty Notice and a fine. For further information see below:

 

Penalty Notices - Parents Carers Leaflet.pdf

 

Lateness
Children arriving after 9.00 will be marked late. If you arrive after 9.10 you risk having a Penalty Notice.


Please phone the school if your child is unwell/unable to attend.
Please try to arrange dentist/other appointments outside school hours.
Attendance is monitored regularly, and poor attendance is always followed up. If any parent would like to discuss any issues around attendance, please contact Mrs Stewart, our Family Link Worker.