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Pupils should aim for a consistently high attendance rate; the target is a minimum of 97% for all pupils over the course of the academic year.

2019/20 attendance was 90.4% (Lower attendance rate due to COVID-19)

The School must be informed of any unavoidable absence by means of a phone-call before 9:00am on the day of absence, followed by a letter to the main office when the pupil returns.

Medical or dental appointments should not be made during school hours, including enrichment times, unless this is absolutely unavoidable. An appointment card or note should be presented to the school office beforehand if this is the case.

Any pupil who feels ill during school hours should report to their class teacher, who will report to Reception staff. Parents or carers will be contacted if necessary.

Leave of Absence

Holidays/absence requests are not allowed during term-time, as this is disruptive to both the pupil and to the group, especially where preparation for assessments is concerned.

The Government has made it clear that schools should not authorise any leave of absence during term time unless there are very exceptional circumstances.

If a parent/carer wants leave of absence for their child, they should seek permission well in advance. Letters regarding leave should be addressed to the Primary Headteacher - Miss Emily Gyimah.

We reserve the right to refer specific unauthorised absences to our Education Welfare Service, who may deem it appropriate to issue a fixed penalty notice.