The school has a high expectation of attendance in school in line with statutory regulation. Our Attendance Lead is Mrs J Stone and she will liaise with parents to support their child's attendance at school.
The school tackles persistent absence rigorously and uses outside agencies to support in getting children into school when they have low attendance.
It is rare for the school to grant planned absence in term time. In exceptional circumstance, the discretion of the headteacher can be used to authorise absence from school. All parents should complete a form and will be then informed of the outcome. Sometimes, this will require a meeting with the Headteacher or Attendance Lead.
The school also follows the Local Authority guidance for penalty notices.
We contact parents on the first day of absence from school. Whilst we accept that children can be unwell and unable to attend school, we reserve the right to ask for evidence of doctor’s visits, dentists’ visits and actual illness in cases where pupils have repeated absence from school.
Our aim is to work closely with families to ensure that all children have the best possible chance to be in school and to succeed.