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What should I do if my child is not able to attend school?

If your child cannot attend school due to an illness you should contact the school on the first day of absence and provide a letter explaining the absence on the child’s return to school. If your child is likely to be absent for more that two or three days, please keep in touch with the school to let us know how your child is getting along. 


If you would like to take your child out of school during term time, you should speak with the head teacher as there is very little flexibility for taking children out of school during term time. Holidays during term-time will not be authorised.

Please refer to the school’s Attendance Policy for further details.

In July you will receive your child's report, this will contain attendance information for both authorised and unauthorised absences. An example of an authorised absence would be for sickness or for religious observance.

Dates for school holidays are set by the local authority although schools have the flexibility to choose when the additional five staff training days will be arranged. These are usually at the beginning or end of a school holiday although some may be organised for other times. Parents are expected to arrange holidays within these dates