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Absence from School

Sickness

If your child is unable to attend school, please phone or email the office by 9.30am at the latest. We do have a 48 hour policy for sickness and diahorrea to help stop the spread of these illnesses. 

Please notify us straight away of any contagious illnesses. 

Please don't keep your child at home if they have a cough or col, unless of course it is particularly bad. Some of us have lots of these and would miss numerous days of school! Your child should aim to have an attendance record that is above 95%. We do realise that sometimes this is not possible and we are happy to work with parents to help children catch up, if it is appropriate. 

 

Holiday Leave

Please note that unless your holiday is an exceptional circumstance, I am unable to authorise the holiday. Please do come and see me if you think your reason is exceptional. Before booking a holiday, please also check with school first, in case it clashes with a key event. 

Please read the excert below from the money saving website:

http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/family/school-holiday-fines

Is there any time I CAN take my child out of school in term time? Schools used to have the discretion to allow up to 10 days' term-time holiday each year in 'special circumstances'. But the rules were tightened in Sept 2013 – now headteachers at state schools in England can only give permission for term-time absences in "exceptional circumstances".

This could include visiting seriously ill family, attending a close family member's funeral or if a family member's in the Armed Forces and returning from operations (1.2% of all absences in autumn 2014 and spring 2015 were "authorised holidays"). But the Department for Education says you're "unlikely" to get permission simply for a family holiday."

Further information can be found on the GOV  UK Website.