Absence Reporting

Attendance and Punctuality

It is assumed that pupils will arrive at school and lessons on time. Pupils should be at school for 8.40am, ready for the first bell at 8.45am. The school site is open from 8.00am in the morning.

In routine matters of absence, we would be grateful if parents would contact the school before 8:30am on each day of absence if a pupil is going to be away.

The school has a dedicated telephone line and email address specifically for absence reporting. Please note that the telephone number is only able to take messages and you will not be able to speak to a member of staff.

The telephone number is:- 01344 467 675, alternatively, please email the school.

If we do not have a reason for a pupil’s absence, under our First Day Response system, contact will be made with home.

If a child becomes ill whilst at school he/she will be looked after until such time as the child is able to return home. The school does have a fully qualified nurse who can provide medical assistance where necessary. Contact will also be made with the parents as rapidly as possible. In an emergency, an ambulance may be called to take the child to the hospital, but treatment cannot usually begin until a parent gives consent.

IMPORTANT: PUPILS WHO SUFFER DIARRHOEA/VOMITING SHOULD NOT RETURN TO SCHOOL UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER THE LAST EPISODE OF VOMITING OR DIARRHOEA.

Permission will not be given for family holidays during term time.

It is extremely important that emergency contact numbers are kept up to date. Please inform us immediately if personal details change.