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If a pupil cannot attend school for an unplanned reason, parents/carers are asked to contact the school on the first day of absence by 9:00am.

Please contact us by telephone: 01327 350332 

By email:

An answer phone facility is available between 8am -4pm.

Pupils absent from school are considered as unauthorised until a satisfactory reason has been given by parents and accepted by the school.

Procedure for Requesting Leave of Absence:

When making medical/dental appointments, every effort must be made to ensure appointments are outside school hours but we acknowledge that this is not always possible. Notification to the school of these appointments should be accompanied by an appointment card or other written confirmation.

When a parent requests an absence for their child, they complete a ‘Leave of Absence’ form detailing the reasons for the requested absence. This form is reviewed by the Headteacher  to decide if the absence is authorised or unauthorised (using the criteria in the Attendance Policy). A meeting with the parents may be requested if clarification or discussion is required.

Please see the ‘Leave of Absence’ form below: