If your child is unwell and will be absent from school, we request that you contact Reception before 8.40am at the latest, every day that they are absent.
For the purpose of safeguarding and your child’s wellbeing, we need to account for EVERY CHILD on our official registers.
Non-emergency Medical appointments (including dental and optician appointments) should be made, whenever possible, outside of school hours or as early (before 8.40am) or late in the school day as possible to avoid this having an impact on their attendance.
As a school we appreciate that for some students there may be occasions where medical appointments are directed by the service provider and taking time out of school is unavoidable and we support this. In all circumstances where time is taken out of school for appointments, we request that proof of the appointment is provided so that we can take a copy for our records and mark your child’s attendance register accurately.
If there are other genuine reasons for non-attendance, please inform the school at the earliest opportunity so that we can register your child appropriately using the correct code and work together to support the circumstances.