12th September 2022

Why is good attendance in school important?

Please take the time to read our 'Good Attendance' leaflet. Paper copies are available in the school office.

In light of the significant amount of school absences in recent years, the Department for Education have put out new guidelines and statutory expectations for school attendance that we as schools must follow.

Attendance is crucial in securing good learning outcomes for your child. We will only authorise absences for medical reasons/appointments or family events listed in the exceptional circumstances - for example, an immediate family wedding/funeral. We cannot authorise any other holiday, eg., for birthdays, family visits, get-togethers.

Any absence must be formally requested via the form available from the school office.

Thank you for your support in this matter of vital importance.