The Government expects Schools and local authorities to:
Parents to perform their legal duty by ensuring their children of compulsory school age, who are registered at school, attend regularly.
Pupils to be punctual to their lessons.
To enable children to achieve all they are capable of, it is essential that they attend regularly and punctually.
Our school attendance target this year is 97%. Attendance is categorised into:
Green (95% or above). Green is satisfactory
Amber (between 90% -94.9%. Amber is a cause for concern
Red (less than 90.0%). Red is unsatisfactory
If your child is absent from school please let us know by 9.15am on the first morning of absence, otherwise we will ring you to ascertain the reason for absence. If your child has a medical/dental appointment and will either arrive late to school or needs to be collected during the school day it is important that the office have been notified so that they are aware of who is in school at all times.
The Education (Penalty Notices) (England) Regulations 2007 and Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006 makes clear that Headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. A Request for Absence form obtained from the school office (or downloaded from below attachments) must be completed when withdrawal from learning is being requested. A meeting with the Headteacher must be arranged prior to completing and submitting the form. It is expected that the request is made 4 weeks before the absence and the Headteacher will respond in 5 working days, indicating whether or not the absence has been authorised. Should the absence be unauthorised, a letter will be sent home making the parent aware that should the absence go ahead as planned then this will be passed on to the Pupil Investigation Team, resulting in a Fixed Penalty Notice. For further information, please see our Attendance policy below.
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