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'Attendance is crucial to effective learning'

One of the most important things affecting a child’s progress at school is regular attendance. Regular attendance is not only a legal requirement but is essential for children to maximise their educational opportunities.  It is vital that parents work in partnership with the school to encourage good attendance and punctuality.


The school day starts at 08:40. Pupils arriving between 08.40 and 08:50 will be recorded as late. Pupils arriving after 08:50 will be recorded as 'late after registers closed' meaning an unauthorised absence.


If your child is unwell and unable to attend, you should contact the school as soon as possible that morning and on any further days of illness. Please remember that children with stomach upsets should not return to school until at least 48 hours have passed since the last episode of vomitting or diarrhoea.  This is following NHS guidelines and Public Health England Guidance 2016, which recommends that children should be kept away from school, for 48 hours ‘from their last episode of diarrhoea or vomiting.’

Leave of Absence Requests

The 2013 amendments to the 2006 Education Regulations make it clear that Head Teachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are 'exceptional circumstances'.   Taking your child out of school during term time without specific permission can lead to legal action, including fines.  The Head Teacher will determine whether the reason given for requesting leave of absence is exceptional or not.  Please use the form below to request a leave of absence in term time and return to school at least one month before the requested absence. School will endeavour to respond to your request within 5 working days.

It is expected that routine medical and dental appointments will made out of school hours whenever possible.  If you require any further information or assistance, please contact the school office. A copy of our Attendance and Truancy policy is included in the policies section of this website and a hard copy is available from the office.

Attendance Matters

School Closures

If the school is closed due to bad weather or other incident,  a message will be sent out via Parentmail as soon as possible and local radio stations advised. Information will also appear on the front page of this website.

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