Reporting Absence

It is a legal requirement that schools know the reason for a child’s absence and that the reason is recorded in the register. Attendance figures are collected by the DfE on a termly basis and attendance information has to be published annually.

In the interest of the safety and well being of our pupils parents are required to inform the school office by telephone on the first day of any absence. Please state the reason for the child’s absence.

Parents are contacted by telephone if school is not informed about a child’s absence by 9:30 a.m.

  • Absences due to sickness will be AUTHORISED (Continued sickness absences will be challenged)
  • Medical absences will be AUTHORISED if accompanied by a medical appointment card
  • Absences for any other reason will be UNAUTHORISED