If your child is away from school please let us know the reason as soon as possible. A telephone call or brief written message by 9.30 a.m. is essential so that we are sure that your child is safe. The School number is 01454 867474 or leave a message on the answer phone 01454 867475. If you do not contact the school, a member of staff will ring home or text to ensure your child’s safety. Failure to notify the school of any absence may mean that it is recorded as an unauthorised absence and the school welfare officer may be notified.
Absences due to holidays will not be authorised.
The school has a statutory duty to report levels of authorised and unauthorised absences. This information is published in the prospectus, the governors’ annual report to parents, in individual children’s annual report and is also made available to the Department for Education and Employment (DFEE).
Unauthorised absences are mainly due to a few parents taking their children out of school for holidays. This absence is not authorised. We are being recommended to issue Penalty Notices that will result in a fine.