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Absence Procedure

Expected Absences

If you know in advance that your son or daughter is going to be away from school for any reason, please either call attendance on 01536 481939 or email

Unexpected Absences

If your son or daughter is absent from school please contact the school office before 9:15am on the first day of any absence by telephoning 01536 481939.


Schools were allowed to grant leave for family holidays of up to 10 days per year, and of over 10 days in ‘exceptional circumstances,’ at the head teacher’s discretion. Now, however, head teachers can’t grant any authorised absence during term-time, unless in exceptional circumstances - those circumstances are up to the headteacher.