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Reporting Absence

Whilst we expect all children to attend every day it is inevitable that from time to time certain things will prevent this.


  • If your child is unable to attend school for any reason, it is vital that you let the school office know by 9:30 am.
  • If the absence will be long term eg for Chicken Pox or recovery from an operation, please advise how many days your child will be absent. As well as being a key piece of safeguarding practice, it also ensures effective communication between home and school which is critical in supporting the return of children to school after absence.
  • Absence due to your child's birthday is not a valid reason an absence and will be recorded as unauthorised.
  • Written evidence of appointments may be requested if there are concerns over a child's level of attendance.


All unexplained absences are followed up with a phone call to parents/carers once the registers have been received at the office to ensure the absent child is safe. In the event of this being unsuccessful, a message will be left to contact the school. Any pupil who is absent without explanation for 10 consecutive days (Child at Risk of Missing Education) will be notified to the Local Authority, using the appropriate referral procedures.

To contact the school office to report absence: call 01476 567939 or complete the form below.