If your child is ill and is unable to come to school, then this will be recorded as an authorised absence.
If your child is unable to attend school, then you must contact the school as soon as possible on the first day of absence (either via phone, email or in person) explaining the reasons for absence;
You are required to contact the school every day your child is absent as we have a duty of care to know where your child is if they are not at school.
The school has a legal duty to report the absence of any pupils who are absent without an explanation for 10 consecutive days. If the child is not seen and contact has not been established with the named parent/carer then the Local Authority is notified that the child is ‘at risk of missing’.
If a child misses 10% (2 weeks/10 days/ 20 sessions) or more schooling across the school year for whatever reason they are defined as persistent absentees (PAs). Where this absence is authorised the school will reserve the right to unauthorise all further absences unless the parent/carer provides medical documentation for each absence.
Parents are encouraged to avoid taking children out of school for non-urgent medical or dental appointments.
The school reserves the right to challenge absences due to illness and unauthorise if necessary. Medical evidence may be requested if the school has any concerns.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
Our cookies ensure you get the best experience on our website.
Please make your choice!
Some cookies are necessary in order to make this website function correctly. These are set
by default and whilst you can block or delete them by changing your browser settings, some
functionality such as being able to log in to the website will not work if you do this.
The necessary cookies set on this website are as follows:
A 'sessionid' token is required for logging in to the website and we also use a
'crfstoken' token to prevent cross site request forgery.
to improve the website performance by capturing information such as browser and device
types. The data from this cookie is anonymised.
Cookies are used to help distinguish between humans and bots on contact forms on this
A cookie is used to store your cookie preferences for this website.
Cookies that are not necessary to make the website work, but which enable additional
functionality, can also be set. By default these cookies are disabled, but you can choose to
enable them below: