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Attendance

 

It is really important that children attend school as much as possible. We aim for at least 95% attendance throughout the year. 
 
If your child is ill and unable to attend school, please contact the school before 9.30 a.m. on the first day of absence. A letter must be sent following any absences. Please send in a letter in advance to the class teacher if your child needs to be absent from school for appointments to see their doctor, dentist or any hospital visits that cannot be taken out of school time. We will call you if your child has not arrived by 9.30am and there has been no explanation given. 
 
The DfE regulations state that no holiday may be taken in school time, unless there are exceptional circumstances. Where this is the case, please fill in a Holiday Authorisation Form which will need to be checked and cleared by the Head Teacher at least 2 weeks in advance. Where more holidays are taken without authorisation, fixed penalty notices can now be issued to parents. This is now County policy. 
 
We celebrate high levels of attendance by giving out certificates three times per year for all children who have achieved this target or better. 
 
Children also need to learn to be punctual. School starts at 8.50am and teaching starts at 9.00am prompt. 
 
We also ask that you collect your children on time at 3.10pm. if you are aware you are running late, please call to let us know. 
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