We attach great importance to providing a happy, caring and stimulating school environment, in the belief that this will encourage the maximum possible attendance from our pupils. We cannot, after all, teach them if they are not in school (although we do send work home for pupils who are absent for prolonged periods - following hospital treatment, for example). Parents are asked to ensure that their children never miss school unless this is absolutely unavoidable i.e. for medical reasons such as sickness, doctors’ appointments etc. which must be accomanpied by an appointment letter or card.
Taking pupils out of school during term-time is not permitted. Please submit your request in writng to the headteacher for in term absences if this is due to exceptional circumstances.
If your child is absent from school for any reason, you must telephone the school before 9.00am each day and also inform transport. In cases of vomiting or diarrhoea, the child must be kept away from school for 48hrs from the last episode of diarrhoea or vomiting.
If you know your child will not be attending school for a specific reason, please inform both Transport Services and the school as early as possible. In the event of illness, first telephone Transport Services and then the school. Remember to telephone the day before your child is ready to return to school.
For further advice or information including the latest guidance, visit www.hpa.org.uk