Attendance Questions

My Child is unwell, should I keep them off school?

Only keep pupils off school when it is absolutely necessary.  Please see this poster for guidance.


How do I notify you that my child is unwell?

Contact school via our School Spider app or phone on 01260 223280 on the first day of absence by 9.20am, indicating the reason for the child’s absence and the expected date of return. Please note if the reason given is ‘poorly’ or ‘unwell’, staff will ask for further information about the absence.

In cases of persistent, prolonged absence or repeated absence, school may require medical evidence, e.g. doctor’s note, to explain the absence.


When is school open?

Our term dates and opening times are published on the school website - click the links to see the most up to date guidance.


I want to take my child on holiday during term time, what do I need to do?

See here for guidance on term time holidays.  Our full attendance policy can be found here and the Department for Education has produced guidance for parents which is attached below.

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