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Attendance

Please ensure that your child arrives at school at 8.45. The gates will be opened at 8.40.

Class registers will be taken punctually each day between the hours of 08:50 and 09:00, and between 13:00 and 13:10.

If your child is absent from school for any reason, you must ring the school and leave a message, or call into the office giving an explanation (01642 453187). If you do not contact us, you will receive a phone call from Mrs Hutchinson (Attendance Office) checking that your child is safe and asking why they are not at school.

As a school, we expect attendance to be 96% or above. If your child’s attendance falls below 96%, they will be placed onto the attendance concern register. Once their attendance is 96% or above, they will be taken off the register.

A copy of the letter we send to parents providing them with information about attendance can be found below.

Attendance Letter

A copy of the letter we send to parents if their child’s attendance falls below 96% can be found below.

Attendance Concern Register Letter

When children have lengthy absences, or frequently miss one or two days from school, we have to formally involve the Attendance Welfare Officer (AWO) to ascertain whether the absence is justified.  This may necessitate a home visit.  Parents have a legal responsibility to ensure that their children attend the school regularly and that they arrive on time.

For more detailed guidance on attendance, please refer to the policy on the ‘Policies’ page.

Punctuality

Please ensure that your child arrives to school on time.

Holidays

Due to guidance from the Department for Education, we are unable to authorise any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances.

If you need to take your child out of school during term time, we ask that you complete the application form below.

Authorised Absence Request Letter

 

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We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

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This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.