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The school is required to complete registers of children’s attendance every school session and any absence of children has to be accounted for as either Authorised or Unauthorised absence. In light of this it is essential that school be informed if your child is absent for any reason, either by letter or by telephone call prior to, or immediately following, the absence. Amendments to the 2006 pupil registration regulations remove references to family holiday and extended leave as well as to the statutory threshold of ten school days (authorised at the discretion of the Head Teacher).
The amendments make clear that:
The Headteacher will NOT authorise absence in the following circumstances:
  • Shopping
  • Birthdays
  • Looking after other family members
  • Waiting in for Trades People
  • Holidays
  • Unapproved sporting events.
  • Continued lateness to school.
Leave of absence in term time request form. Click here To access our attendance policy click here 

Unauthorised Absence

Truancy which includes:
  • Unexplained absence (no note / contact from parents / carer).
  • An unacceptable reason for absence is provided.

Responding To Non-Attendance

When a pupil does not attend school, we will respond in the following manner: Ask for explanation for absence and log parental responses in order to determine appropriate registration coding. If an acceptable reason for absence is not provided the absence will be classified as unauthorised. Unauthorised absence may result in intervention from the Education Welfare Officer. In the case of persistent non-attendance, and following a set period of intervention with our Education Welfare Officer, we will seek support from the Local Education Authority for statutory action in the form of warnings or a fixed penalty notice.  

Fixed Penalty Notices:

The Education Act 1996 clearly state: ‘If any child of compulsory School age who is a registered pupil at a school, fails to attend regularly, the parents of the child shall be guilty of an offense.’ This may result in each parent or carer being issued with a £60 fixed penalty notice. The school will consider applying to the local authority for the issue of fixed penalty notices in the following circumstances:

Statistical Information on School Absence

The school is required to publish data regarding overall and persistent absence. The following are the percentages for Academic Year 2016/17 for compulsory aged pupils (Year 1 – Year 6).

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.