Parents should contact the school as soon as possible on the first day of their child’s absence to explain why they were absent. A phone call will be made to the parent of any pupil who has not reported their child’s absence on the first day that they do not attend school.
Registers close at 9.10am in the morning and 1pm in the afternoon. Any pupils that arrive after these times will be recorded as ‘late after the register is closed’ which is an absence mark.
For term time leave of absence, leave of absence request forms MUST be collected in paper form, from the reception and completed a minimum of 2 weeks prior to request date.
Attendance Stages For Legal Action
A letter will be sent home when a child's attendance falls below 90%.
A second letter will be sent if there is no improvement in attendance 4 weeks after receiving letter 1.
A third letter will be sent if there is no improvement in attendance 4 weeks after receiving letter 2.
An attendance interview will be arranged if there is no improvement in attendance 4 weeks after receiving the warning letter.
PACE will be carried out by the Local Authority if there is no improvement in attendance 6 weeks after the attendance interview.
Court proceedings will occur 11 weeks after the PACE meeting if there is no improvement.