Attendance and absence from school

If your child is absent for any reason you should telephone school to let us know the reason for this. We have a policy of telephoning any parent who has not contacted us on the first day of absence, asking you for reasons and your child’s expected date of return.  It is very important that you do not keep your child at home for minor reasons.  e.g. Shopping, weddings in the family, going to the airport.  We are advised by the Local Authority Educational Welfare Office, the guidance is clear that these are not acceptable reasons and the school should not authorise absences of this kind.

If in doubt give the office a ring. We have lots of qualified First Aiders in school to look after your child and will contact you if there are any concerns.