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​​​​Every Day Counts!

One of the most important things you can do for your child’s future is to make sure they attend school, on time, every day! 

Absence from School
  • If your child is going to be absent from school, please telephone the office before 9.30am, each day.
  • If your child has had sickness or diarrhoea, they will need to be off school for 24 hours from the last bout.

We would ask that whenever possible you try to make appointments outside of school hours.  If an appointment during school time is necessary, please let the school know in advance.  Children must always be collected by an adult from school, as children are not allowed to leave the school premises alone during the school day.


Naturally, we hope that children will arrive at school on time and be registered in their classrooms at 8.50am. On occasions when this is not possible, we would always rather that a child be late, rather than absent for the whole day. If a child arrives later than 8.50am they should enter school via the main entrance and inform the office, so that they can be entered on the attendance and lunchtime registers.

If you have any difficulties surrounding attendance, please speak to Sue Bibby, Senior Attendance Officer or Jayne Senior, Senior Learning Mentor.  We may be able to help.

Exceptional Leave Requests

Parents requesting exceptional leave during term time should complete a request form (available from the main school office or download from the bottom of this page) and return to the school office a minimum of 20 days in advance of the leave.  A decision will be made by the school within 10 days.  Leave will only be authorised in exceptional circumstances.

If the requested leave is not authorised, and the child is still taken out of school, the parent/carer may be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice.