If your child is unable to attend school for any reason, please notify the school on the first day of absence and each subsequent day.  You can contact the school either by telephone on 01209 216111 or email to

The school may authorise absence, provided advance notice is given, for the following reasons:-

  • Medical appointments or other legitimate meetings
  • Religious observance
  • Close family bereavement
  • Parent on leave from the armed forces
  • A unique one off holiday - not to be repeated.

Please complete a "Request for absence during term time" form for any of the above.

If the school is not satisfied with the reasons given for absence it will be recorded as unauthorised.  The authorities are particularly interested in unauthorised absence as this could indicate, either a child is unsupervised or that the parent is withdrawing them illegally from school.

Attendance Policy