UPDATE: Some of the restrictions on emailing have been lifted

We are pleased so say that we are now able to receive some external emails. Until we are completely confident that our servers are not at risk, external emails that include a link or an attachment will continue to be quarantined.  

Emails from us are not affected by the block that is in place, so you should still receive contact from us in this way, although it may take slightly longer than normal. We will let you know when these issues are resolved.

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Attendance and absence from school

Parents are responsible for making sure their children attend school regularly and on time.

GOV.uk Statutory Guidance on Schools Attendance and Absence

What is an authorised absence?

Only a school can authorise an absence. If your child is ill or cannot go to school for some reason, you need to contact the school by telephone and/or by letter to tell them. The school will then decide whether to authorise the absence.

There are only a few valid reasons why your child should be absent. If your child has been away from school without you giving any reason, the school will contact you to find out why. This may be by phone or letter or an invitation to a meeting in school.

What to do if you think your child might be truanting

If you suspect that your child is not going to school please contact the school immediately. School staff will work with you and your child to resolve the matter.

Holidays in term time

Time off school for family holidays is not a right. Schools have discretion in 'exceptional circumstance' to authorise a holiday if they believe it is a genuine reason.

You can be given a Penalty Notice or prosecuted for periods of unauthorised holidays.

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