Occasionally families may request leave for other reasons such as religious observances, participation in a public performance/examination, the death of a close member of the child’s family or a holiday. The Headteacher is only able to authorise absence in exceptional circumstances. In making a request for an authorised absence from school you will need to explain why the circumstances are exceptional. To request leave of absence, please complete and return a ‘Request to authorise absence from school due to exceptional circumstances’ form. This form is also available from the school office. Where the request is related to a holiday, the form should be submitted to the school at least fourteen days before the proposed first day of absence and before a booking is made. Please note there is no general right to authorise absence for a family holiday. If you take your child out of school without permission the absence will be unauthorised and we will consider legal action.
The classroom doors open at 08:50 ready for registration at 09:00. Please ensure your child is in class by 09:00. If you arrive after 09:00, the playground gates will be locked and school can only be accessed via the main entrance. Any arrivals after 09:30 will be marked as unauthorised leave.
For full details, please see the Attendance Policy below.