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It is very important that all children attend school regularly

 

All absences must be accounted for. Please let your child’s teacher know why they are absent by telephoning school or sending a note. Under new Department for Education guidelines, extended absences are unauthorised but you must complete a leave of absence form in order that we are aware your child is safe. Please note that your child’s name may be removed from the school register or you may be fined for taking your child out of school during term time.

 

If your child has a medical appointment which cannot be re-arranged for after school, we need to see medical appointment cards or letters before the appointment date so your child can have an authorised absence.

 

National research evidence shows that absence from school has a significant negative effect on attainment. In later years, of pupils who miss between 10% and 20% of school, only 39% achieve at least 5 A* to C GCSEs including English and Maths. This compares to 73% of pupils who miss less than 5% of school.

 

During the year 2016/17 absences from school were:-

 

For Y1 to Y6 Sept - July:

 

Authorised absence: 2.9%

Unauthorised absence: 1.6%

 

 

If your child has had vomiting or diarrhoea, they will normally need be kept at home for 24 hours.

 

When children become ill during the day or suffer as a result of an injury in school we will do our best to contact a parent/carer. Emergency cases will be taken to hospital immediately.

 

PLEASE inform us if any details/telephone numbers change.

 

We keep details of our children’s addresses and contact numbers in school for emergency use.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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