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Late/Absence Procedures

We value attendance very highly at our school. Please find our policy below.

Attendance and Truancy Policy

Holidays in term time
You have to get permission from the Head of School if you want to take your child out of school during term time. Parent request form can be requested at the school office.

You must complete an application to the Head of School 4 weeks in advance (as a parent the child normally lives with). Please note the majority of applications will be unauthorised. Absence will only be authorised if there are exceptional circumstances. 

Please note it is up to the Principal how many days your child can be away from school if leave is granted. Full details can be obtained from the Office.

You can be fined for taking your child on holiday during term time without the school's permission.


School trips
We can ask you for a voluntary contribution towards the cost of activities like school trips. We can't stop your child from attending if you don't pay, but we could cancel the activity if there isn't enough money to cover the cost of it.