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Late/Absence Procedures

What happens if my child is unable to attend school?


If your child is ill and unable to come to school, we appreciate a telephone call (01332 824339) on the first morning of absence and a letter on their return. Any unexplained absence has to be recorded as unauthorised by school, so we do need to know the reasons for all absences please. There are two kinds of absence from school - authorised and unauthorised.


Authorised absences are those, which are unavoidable due to illness, family crisis or medical appointments, which cannot be made out of school time.


All other absences are classed as unauthorised and must be reported as such. If your child is absent on holiday during term time, parents should complete a holiday form. Holidays in term time are not recommended.