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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 send a letter informing us of the date, time and duration of the absence or write in the home/school book.

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.


Holidays during term time are discouraged. If you wish to request holiday leave for your child you must do so in writing and prior to the first day of the holiday. Authorisation of absence due to holidays is at the Head Teacher's discretion. Parents are reminded that the school can only authorise 10 holiday days in any school year. Any days over this will be recorded as unauthorised absence from school.