Attendance & Absence

Reporting an Absence:

It’s important to inform the school if your child is going to be absent. On the first day of your child's illness, please telephone the school to tell them that your child will be staying at home. The school may ask about the nature of the illness and how long you expect the absence to last.

If it becomes clear that your child will be away for longer than expected, phone  the school (01327 340547) as soon as possible to explain this.

Where possible, please organise medical appointments etc. outside of school hours.  If this is not possible you should let us know beforehand.  Children must be signed out in the office by a responsible adult, and report back to the office when they return to school. 


It is very important that your child attends school throughout the academic year. Absences for holidays during term time are not authorised unless there are special circumstances.  Absences will not be authorised during end of Key Stage Assessment test periods.  

Please click here to view our attendance policy.

Please click here for our exceptional circumstances absence request form.

Common conditions:

If your child is ill, it's likely to be due to one of a few minor health conditions.

Whether you send your child to school will depend on how severe you think the illness is. 

Use the NHS guidance to help you make that judgement.

Remember: if you're concerned about your child’s health, consult a health professional.

School Closures:

If the School is ever closed, for example due to snow, this information will be relayed to parents via the school’s social media channels, via text and on the school website.