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We strongly discourage pupils from taking time off school for any reason except religious purposes or bereavement.  Any unauthorised absence is noted, monitored and investigated by the school. The Education Welfare Officer may contact parents if there is a significant absence.

"Data from 2019 shows that 84% of Key Stage 2 pupils who had 100% attendance achieved the expected standard, compared to 40% of pupils who were persistently absent across the key stage."                                                                                         (Education Hub, 2023)

Please do not leave children unaccompanied before 8:45 am as we cannot accept responsibility for them. Children will not be allowed to leave unless collected by a known adult or unless an alternative arrangement has been made known to the class teacher.

Parents are requested to inform the school by email or telephone at the earliest opportunity if a child is absent due to illness. 

According to the Health Protection Agency, children should not return to school until 48 hours following sickness or diarrhoea.

For more information about Attendance, please read the policy below.