It is important that your child attends school at all times. However, if your child cannot come to school, parents must follow the procedures below:
- In the event of illness, please notify us before 9am by emailing email@example.com or by calling 01275 392496, option 1. Please tell us your child's name, their class (or teacher), their symptoms and when you expect them to be back in school.
- In the event of a medical appointment, please notify us in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy of the appointment letter or a screenshot of the text. Please confirm by email what time they will be in school that day.
- In the event of an exceptional circumstance e.g. funeral or family wedding, please complete a Leave of Absence Request form, giving as much notice as possible.
- Holiday requests must be submitted at least ten days in advance using the Leave of Absence Request form. This can be obtained from the school office or you can complete an electronic copy (link below) and email it to email@example.com. Paul Sainsbury will decide whether your requested absence is an authorised or unauthorised absence and you will be notified of the outcome in advance of your holiday.
We would like to remind all parents/carers that holidays during school time are unauthorised absences and can result in a fine. If your child's attendance falls below 97%, this will trigger further action.