Children attend school for 190 days per year. During term time, five staff training days are taken along with one day per year designated as an occasional day’s holiday and determined by the school. The dates of these days are circulated to parents usually at the beginning of the school year and can be found here. We strongly discourage parents from taking children out of school for family holidays. Vital teaching time and specific learning support programmes will be interrupted. The Headteacher is not permitted to authorise an absence except in exceptional circumstances (this does not include a family holiday). If you intend to take your child on a family holiday during term time, please complete a leave of absence form, available from the school office. Even if it is unauthorised it is important that we know that a child will be absent from school. We do not set homework for children to complete whilst on term time holidays.
In the case of sickness or unexpected absence, please telephone the school by 9.30am so that we know your child has not gone missing on the way to school. You can leave a message on the school’s absence line (01279 307477, option 1). Unexplained absences will be followed up. If a child is unable to attend school we ask that on their return, a letter is written by the parents to explain the reason for absence.
If you know that your child will be late in to school, please telephone the office to inform the school and if necessary, order a school lunch.
Total number of registered day pupils of compulsory school age on roll at our school: 439
The % of authorised absence at our school for the school year 2016/17 was 3.2%
The % of unauthorised absence at our school for the school year 2016/17 was 0.8%