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Absence Procedure

If you child is going to be absent from school please ring the school number

01264 352546 - and select Option 1 on the voice menu.

Please then leave a message that contains your child’s name, tutor group and reason for absence.

There is no need to ring in again and talk to a member of staff as our attendance officer monitors the messages coming in on the voicemail.

Making a request for an authorised absence

Schools are only able to authorise absence from school in exceptional circumstances.

In making a request for an authorised absence from school you will need to explain why the circumstances are exceptional. Please note there is no general right to authorise absence for a family holiday and if you take your child out of school without permission the absence will be unauthorised and we may refer the matter for consideration of legal action.

You are advised not to make any arrangements until your request has been

Please read the following documents which give some key information about attendance and unauthorised absence: