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Attendance

As a school we encourage full attendance to ensure our pupils take full advantage of school and gain the appropriate skills which will equip them for life. Children are expected to attend school for the full 190 days of the academic year in order to receive their educational entitlement. Children with poor attendance tend to achieve less well than their peers.

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Absence

It is important to ring the school first thing on the first day to report an absence with an explanation and where possible an indication as to when the child is expected to return.
If the school has not been informed of any absence by 9:20am the administration staff will try to contact the family, keeping a record of steps taken.

Leave of Absence

Parents and carers requesting leave of absence for any reason other than medical must make a request in writing in advance. Leave of absence for holidays can no longer be authorised, due to changes in government legislation. All leave of absence is at the Headteacher’s discretion and will only be granted for exceptional circumstances. When leave of absence is unauthorised it may be necessary to impose a fine. For more information see the Attendance Policy on our website.

The average attendance rate is consistently above 97%, an achievement of which we are very proud.

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