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Late/Absence Procedures

If your child is ill you should notify the school as soon as possible and by 9.15am at the latest. Please call the School Office on 01823 275906 and select option 1 to leave an absence message.

You must provide a reason for the absence, for example ‘sickness’. It is not adequate to simply say your child is unwell.

If you have not notified the school of your child’s absence and your child has not arrived in school, we shall text you and/or ring you to find out why your child is not in school. Failure to inform us of a valid reason will result in the absence being reported as unauthorised. The number of unauthorised sessions missed by a pupil will be reported in their annual report. (There are two sessions to each school day).


Hospital and Clinic Appointments 

When possible, please arrange these appointments after school. Advance notice of an appointment during school hours MUST be given and a copy of the  appointment letter MUST be provided. Pupils can be collected directly from school reception, where they will be signed out and signed back in on return (if relevant).  We are sorry but it is not possible for a child to leave school alone to meet a parent for an appointment.  This also applies for any other purpose.