Attendance and Term Dates
If your child is going to be away from school due to illness, please contact the school before 09:10. This can be via the school gateway app, email, or by leaving a message on the School’s telephone. This ensures both parents and school know the whereabouts of children. If your child is likely to be away for a long period, or if the complaint is infectious or contagious, please telephone urgently to let us know. Information about infectious illnesses and their exclusion period is available from school.
All planned leave of absence needs to be authorised in advance by the Headteacher by submitting a Leave of Absence Request form (see below). This will only be authorised for an exceptional reason, not for holidays. The Government do not expect holidays to be taken in term time due to the adverse impact absences have on your child’s progress and attainment. Further evidence may be requested or meeting with the Headteacher to establish reason for request.
If your child has unauthorised leave of absence you may either be issued with a Penalty Notice of £120 per parents per child (discounted to £60 if paid within 21 days) or, your case could be referred by the Local Authority directly to the Magistrates' Court for the purposes of a criminal prosecution.
Further information can be found in the Trust's Attendance Policy.