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The School:

  • expects pupils to attend school regularly and to arrive ready to learn.
  • will publish our attendance policy on our website.
  • will give parents feedback on school and pupil attendance levels through newsletters and award certificates.
  • will investigate all absenteeism.
  • will set a good example in matters of attendance and punctuality.
  • will work closely with parents/carers should attendance/punctuality give cause for concern.
  • will work with the Education Welfare Officer (EWO) to complete Annual Attendance Health Checks


  • will ensure that they attend regularly and on time.
  • will have individual records of attendance/punctuality acknowledged by the school.

Parents/carers are responsible for:

  • ensuring their children attend school regularly, punctually and and ready to learn.
  • informing the school of the reason for any unplanned absence by phone call 01837 52866 (a message can be left on our answer phone), by email to  or personal visit on each day of absence, as soon as possible.
  • submitting an Absence Request Form for all planned absences, including medical appointments. Where possible, appointments should be made outside of school hours. This must be completed in advance of any occasion that requires absence from school.
  • ensuring the school always has at least 2 up to date contact numbers.