First day of Absence
On the first day of absence please telephone the school before 09:00am to inform the office that your child will be away and give a reason for the absence. An indication of the likely period of absence is requested.
Absences of 3 days or more will require medical evidence such as Doctor's appointment card or copy of prescription. Failure to provide evidence when requested may result in the absences being unauthorised.
Between 09:30am – 10:30am admin staff will contact the parents/carers by text if they have not heard from an absent child. If no reply is received by the end of the day, the absence will be unauthorised.
All routine (non-emergency) appointments should be made, whenever possible, outside of school hours. If your child has an early morning medical appointment, please inform the school office by 09.00am in order that school meals can be ordered.
Please provide a copy of hospital letters for any hospital appointments.
Pupils who arrive after 9:00am are considered late and marked appropriately in the registers.
There are three negative results caused by pupils who constantly arrive late. These are:
Children can become anxious and find it very difficult to settle into a lesson when they are late
The disruption to other children in their class as the teacher’s attention is taken from the task at hand.
The loss of education suffered by the pupil which over a year can add up to a significant proportion of their time at school.
10 or more late marks in the registers could result in the Local Authority issuing a fixed penalty notice.