Excellent attendance is expected of all children. However, in the event that a child is unwell parents/carers are asked to report absence by 9.00 am on the first day.
On the rare occasions where a child’s attendance and punctuality causes concern, the school may work closely with the Local Authority’s Attendance Improvement Officer (AIO). Attendance rates are reported each term to the LA, annually to the government, and to all parents/carers at the end of the academic year. Positive systems are in place to encourage children to attend regularly and punctually. The school may issue fixed penalties to parents/carers who do not ensure good attendance and punctuality.
In exceptional circumstances, leave of absence may be requested in writing by submitting a letter to the headteacher, explaining the exceptional circumstances in detail.