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Attendance

The attendance of all students is very important to us.  Children of compulsory school age must, by law, attend school regularly.  There may be occasions when a child has to miss school — for example, if he or she is unwell, otherwise they should be in school for the first lesson at 8.50am.  Our Attendance Policy is available at the bottom of this page.

If students are ill or unable to attend on the day, we require parents to contact the school on the morning of absence.   Any reason for absence has to be confirmed by parents either in writing or by a phone call.  The school office number is: 01274 779662.

Some of our students have health problems, or periods of medical treatment, that interrupt their attendance at school; when this happens we will work with families to keep each student in touch with what is going on in school, so that the impact of the absence is reduced as much as possible. 

Any other absences should be kept to an absolute minimum.   Parents / carers do not have the right to take their child(ren) out of school for a holiday.  Any absence of this nature has to be approved by the school in advance.  Any prolonged period of absence without notification from parents will result in a home visit from a member of our care team.