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.
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