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Pupil absence

Illness

If your child is ill and cannot attend school you must let us know. Please do this before 9.30 am on the first day of absence by:

When you report your child’s absence or late arrival, our staff know there is not a safety issue.

Medical appointments

If possible, please make appointments for the doctor or dentist out of school hours. If your child has an appointment during school hours it will count as an unauthorised absence. You should inform the school office if you need to do this. Collect your child from the office and bring them back to school after the appointment if possible.

Holidays in term time

These will only be authorised in exceptional circumstances. You must fill in a holiday request form which you can get from the school office.