A first day of absence contact system is in place where the office staff contact parents and ascertain the reasons for any absences, if not already known.
The attendance rate of any child causing concern will be investigated. If poor attendance is significant, parents will be contacted by letter asking them to meet with a school representative to discuss the issue. If no improvement is secured the matter will be referred to the Local Authority Attendance Officer.
Term time absence
Holidays in term time can not be authorised.
Permission for term time absence will only be authorised if there is exceptional circumstances. A request form must be submitted to the Headteacher via the school office with full details of the exceptional reasons why a child needs to be absent from school. The Headteacher will respond to all requests.