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Late/Absence Procedures

Report Absence

Please report your child's absence as early as possible on the morning of the absence and at the latest, before 9.30am letting us know the type of illness that your child has that prevents them attending and the class they are in.

If your child is ill, please complete the contact form above or notify the school office on 01329 234878 as early as possible on the morning of the absence and at the latest, before 9.30am. Please let us know the type of illness that your child has that prevents them attending – if it is sickness and diarrhoea the child has to be off for 48 hours from the last bout.

Regular attendance at school has a huge effect on progress and attainment. Children who have an extended holiday away from school or repeatedly have odd days off school miss important parts of teaching and can struggle to make this up. Leave of absence will only be authorised in exceptional circumstances and WILL NOT be authorised for all children during September or in May for Year 2 children.

Please be aware that any exceptional reason for leave of absence must be given in writing using the leave of absence form below or available from the school office.

As set down by the Department for Education, penalty notices can be issued for late or unauthorised absence. In Hampshire, Penalty Notices are issued when a pupil has had 10 or more half day sessions (equivalent to five school days) of unauthorised absence, in any 10 week school period; or one or more unauthorised absences during an assessment or test (where the dates have been published).

 

Schools are required by law to code the school attendance registers correctly.  School registers are legal documents and must be completely accurate. It is a parents legal responsibility to ensure that their child is in school.

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