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St Michael's CofE Primary School

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

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

Attendance Policy

St Michael's Attendance Flowchart


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


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


Children arriving after 9.00 will be marked late. If your child is late on more than three occasions you will be asked to come into school to discuss the reasons. If you arrive after 9.10 you risk having a Penalty Notice. and a fine (see above). 

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.