All absences must be explained by a note or telephone call from home. This is clearly a safeguard against truancy. It is helpful if a message is received at school on the first day of absence. However we do operate a ‘First Day Calling’ policy whereby a member of staff will send you a text message to find out the reason for the absence. The school works closely with the Education Welfare Officer and recommended procedures will be followed where necessary.
Request for Leave of Absence in Term Time:
Time off school for family holidays is not a right. From September 2013 it is our policy that we will not be authorising any leave other than for medical or exceptional circumstances.
The school follows the attendance guidelines as outlined in our Attendance Policy. A copy of the Attendance Policy is available on request.