The law on school attendance and right to a full-time education
The law entitles every child of compulsory school age to an efficient, full-time education suitable to their age, aptitude, and any special educational need they may have. It is the legal responsibility of every parent to make sure their child receives that education either by attendance at a school or by education otherwise than at a school. Please see the up-to-date guidance below.
If your child is ill, please call the school on 01423 866207 as soon as possible and preferably before 9am. There is an answer machine if no-one is there to take your call.
On return to school, please send a note to the teacher or office clarifying the reason for the absence.
From September 2013 new government regulation no longer allows schools to authorise leave of absence except in "exceptional circumstances". We will therefore no longer be able to authorise holidays during term time unless it falls under the exceptional circumstances criteria.
For your information the link to the regulations is School attendance and absence: Overview - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
If there are exceptional circumstances which mean that you need to take your son or daughter out of school, please make a request in writing explaining the reason (or complete the leave of absence form).
Click here to download a leave of absence form.