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Reporting Pupil Absence

It is important for the school to work with parents in encouraging all children to
attend school. All absences from school are required by law to be recorded. Absences will normally fall into two categories – authorised or unauthorised absence. In cases where you child is unable to attend school parents are asked to note the following:


• If you know in advance of any reason why your child is likely to be absent from
school, please tell someone at the school, telephone us or let us know in writing.
Please also give your child a note on his/her return to school, telling of the reason
for absence.


• Notify the school first thing in the morning when your child is going to be absent.
Let the school know the likely date of return and keep them informed if the date
changes.


• Inform the school of any change to the following :-
- home telephone number
- mobile number
- emergency contact details


• Requests for your child to be absent from school to make an extended visit
to relatives must be made in writing to the head teacher, detailing the reason,
destination and duration of absence and arrangements for their continuing
education. On these occasions the pupil will be marked as an authorised absentee
in the register.

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