Our school attendance target is 96.5%.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, it was necessary for pupils and families to isolate if they or a close contact tested positive.
As we make a pathway back to normal it is essential that we build back up to our previous positive attendance rates.
Acceptable reasons for absence
- Illness such as fever, vomiting or diarrhoea– Vomiting and diarrhoea require 48hrs absence.
- Very heavy colds
- Childhood diseases such as chicken pox, impetigo or scarlet fever.
Please note ‘sick’ cannot be accepted as a reason and more details will be required.
Exceptional or special leave
Children may have one day’s absence for an approved religious observance.
In other emergency, exceptional or special circumstances parents or carers must also make a request to the Headteacher for short periods of leave. Leave will only be authorised at the Headteachers discretion.
In making the decision, the Headteacher will consider
- The child’s current attendance percentage
- Previous application and absences
Documents are essential to support the application.
Permission for absence for a holiday cannot be given under any circumstances.
Holidays in term time cannot be authorised and may be subject to a fixed penalty notice.