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General Absence

Please contact the school office on the first day of your child's absence.


It is important that we are then notified in writing on the child's return as to the reason for absence. A record is kept annually and absence rates appear on your child's report.


Making Attendance Count


Regular attendance in school is an attitude we foster and reward. Certificates are issued to children for good attendance.

Each week we see which class has had the best attendance and the results are announced in Monday Whole School Assembly. The winning class get to keep MAC the squirrel for the week and attendance scores are published in school and on the home page of the website.


It is clearly stated by the Department for Education that it is the parents' responsibility to ensure that their children attend school regularly and that they are in a condition to learn.

If your child misses a day a week at school each year, over five years this means they have missed a year of school.

Which year can they afford to miss?