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Late/Absence Procedures

It is essential for your child to attend school every day. When they are absent they are missing important lessons and this has an impact on their learning.


Absence Due to Illness

The school appreciates that children are unwell from time to time and that there can be exceptional circumstances for absences but asks that parents think carefully about keeping their child/ren out of school. There is a strong connection between attendance and achievement at school. Absence is proven to have a significantly negative impact upon a child’s educational attainment and future opportunities in life.  Parents have legal responsibility to make sure that children are in school, on time every day. We rely on parents’ support to make sure that children get to school safely, regularly and on time. We expect parents to let us know if their child is absent for any reason. Please telephone the school on the first day of absence and write to the teacher on your child’s return. We will decide whether the absence is authorised or unauthorised. The school has a legal duty to publish information on the level of authorised and unauthorised absence and to work alongside Educational Welfare Officers to address absence issues.


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