Children gain the most from their education when they attend school regularly, on time and in a fit condition to learn.
The school should written notification of reasons for absence. These may be used by the Educational Welfare Officer.
The school will only authorise the absence of a child for exceptional reasons and only on receipt of a written note of explanation.
Parents are requested to book their holidays to coincide with school holidays. A list of holiday dates is sent to all parents at the start of each year. Holidays taken during school time will not be authorised.
Written permission must be obtained from the Head for any extended absence other than sickness.
Children’s attendance and punctuality is closely monitored by the school and the Education Welfare Officer.