Good attendance at school is extremely important to ensure all pupils achieve their full academic achievement.  

Regular attendance means attending school every-day, arriving at school on time and attending every lesson. Failing to attend school regularly can have a major impact on children’s education, their future and their life chances.

The safeguarding of our pupils is paramount when they are in our care.  For this reason, our policy on attendance and registration aims to ensure every pupil is accounted for on each of the days school is open and a comprehensive system of recording and monitoring attendance is maintained for every pupil on roll.

Absence during term-time interrupts continuity of teaching and learning and disrupts the educational progress of individual children.
However, we do recognise there will be occasions where children will be absent from school due to illness and/or unavoidable medical appointments.

Parents are asked to be mindful of the following when looking to book a family holiday:

  • Parents do not have the right to take their children out of school for the purposes of family holidays or trips abroad. 

  • Parents should not take their children out of school without first seeking the school’s permission. 

  • Penalty Notices may be issued to parents who take their children out of school for holidays and extended leave of absence without the permission of the school.

Parents are asked to submit their requests for leave of absence for consideration. Applications are assessed and authorised/unauthorised on the merit of the application, taking into account any exceptional circumstances.