Attendance and Punctuality
Regular attendance is a high priority. All absences must be followed by a written reason signed by the parent / carer. Whenever possible you may be contacted by a member of our support staff on the first day of absence. It is not acceptable to allow children time off school for reasons other than sickness or medical / dental consultation. Any medical/dental appointments should be evidenced with an appointment card from the surgery please.
Given that learning time is very precious and examinations and other assessments, including coursework, take place at all times, absence from school for holiday periods cannot be authorised.
Holidays taken in term-time will only be authorised in very rare and exceptional circumstances at the discretion of the Head Teacher. Where holidays are taken without consent from the Head Teacher, this is likely to lead to fixed penalty fines of up to £100 per parent for each child, issued by the Local Authority.