Good school attendance matters and is important for children to achieve their best at school.
If a child is absent we need to know why. If possible, please contact the school on the first day of absence and send a note on the child’s return. If we do not receive a message it is our policy to telephone parents/carers on the first day of absence to ascertain the reason for absence.
Please note that it is the Headteacher who makes the decision whether or not to authorise the absence. Figures for authorised and unauthorised absence are kept. If we have no message at all then the absence has to be recorded as unauthorised.
We monitor absence for all our children very closely. For those children deemed to be at risk we will request a meeting with parents and continue to monitor and take necessary action in the case of further absence.