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Attendance and Absence

Our Attendance Policy

Our Attendance Policy and procedures to support positive attendance and punctuality can be found below. We celebrate classes' attendance in our celebration assembly and our communal displays. 

Attendance Policy.pdf

Please also have a look at the other sources of guidance at the bottom of this page. The following leaflet provides support and guidance for parents of children in the Early Years:

Parents and Carers guide - Attendance in Early Years

Reporting Absence

It is important that if your child is absent from school their absence is reported to the office as soon as possible, either by telephoning 01235 762396 or by email:   If we have not had any contact to explain your child’s absence, we will contact you to find out the reason.  When your child returns to school, please send in written confirmation of the dates that they were absent and the reason for their absence. 


Our classroom doors are closed for registration at 8.50am.  After this time, Parents will need to sign their children in at the school office.  

Medical Appointments

Where possible, medical appointments should be made out of school hours; however if your child does have to attend an appointment during the school day, please inform the School Office and provide written confirmation of the appointment to the office.


A parent’s guide to keeping kids healthy this school year - UK Health Security Agency (

Is my child too ill for school? - NHS (

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